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Persistent low water levels forces MV Balfour to remain in service

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
April 9th, 2018

The Kootenay Lake Ferry Improvement Project Team said in a media release Monday that persistent low water levels on Kootenay Lake require the use of MV Balfour for a few more days.  

Ministry of Transportation and Infrasture and operators are actively monitoring water levels and aim to bring the larger capacity MV Osprey back into service as soon as possible.  

“The refit of MV Osprey is complete on schedule and the vessel is ready to return to service when water levels are suitable,” the media release said.

While MV Balfour remains in service, the public is advised to check DriveBC or the overhead signage on Highway 3A in Creston and Nelson about potential sailing waits, arrive early for the ferry or allow time for a sailing wait.

Or, if the schedule allows, motorists may want to consider off-peak crossing times or alternate routes, like Highway 3 the Kootenay Pass.

Kootenay Lake Ferry Improvement Project Team would like to apologize for the inconvenience to ferry users.

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