Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Monday/Tuesday rains brought cancelled flight for Prince Rupert owing to flooded access road on Digby Island

Flooding somewhere along the Digby Island Road is reported to have been the
cause for today's cancelled Air Canada service to the city
Map from the Windy Weather App)

See update at bottom of page

The atmospheric river that set up above Prince Rupert on Monday evening into Tuesday morning appears to have provided for some transportation issues in the city. 

With the access road to the Digby Island airport reportedly suffering from flooded conditions, a situation which resulted in the cancellation of the scheduled Air Canada Service on Tuesday afternoon.

A NavCanada NOTAM (Notice to Airmen) advised of the suspension
of Airport service in Prince Rupert on Tuesday owing to a flooding of
the Access road on Digby Island

So far the City of Prince Rupert has not provided any notes related to the situation through their range of information options, nor have YPR officials made note of the issue through the little used YPR Social media feed. 

The YPR Website is also seemingly out of commission at the moment.

City of Prince Rupert website
City of Prince Rupert Facebook page
YPR Facebook page

The early data on the Rainfall released by Environment Canada notes that 45mm fell on Monday, the Tuesday totals release on Wednesday showed that 64.0 mm of rain fell, for a combined total of 109 mm during the course of the weather event.

Total Rainfall from August 29th

Total Rainfall from August 30th

The North Coast Review has attempted to reach out to City officials this evening to learn more of the Airport road situation; should there be any updates related to the road and airport we'll provide them below, or in a follow up story. 

Update: City of Prince Rupert officials have advised through Social Media that the road has reopened and that the Air Canada Flight schedule is back in effect for today.

More notes on Aviation in Prince Rupert can be explored through our archive page.

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