|Flooding on the Airport access road on Digby Island resulted in |
an Airport closure and cancellation of the daily Air Canada flight on Tuesday
Both the Prince Rupert Airport and the City of Prince Rupert have provided some further details on yesterday's airport closure owing to some challenges due to the atmospheric river of Monday and Tuesday.
As we outlined last night, the Air Canada flight to the city had been cancelled for Tuesday as a result of the flooding situation along the Digby Island Access road, with no access available to the Airport Terminal.
Today YPR officials took to the YPR Social Media stream with the update
The advisory through the YPR Facebook page, was the first use of that information sharing option since 2020 as things turned out.
The City of Prince Rupert also posted a short advisory through their Social media stream this afternoon.
Both advisories provide for the barest of any details and come more than 24 hours after the incident on the island.
Though the prospect of future information sharing from the airport through its social media page could be a welcome outcome of the situation that evolved on Tuesday.
The flooding came following an estimated 109 mm of rain fell over the Prince Rupert area on Monday evening/Tuesday morning.
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