If you were sailing out of Horseshoe Bay tonight, chances are you got caught in some lengthier than normal lineups.
Construction along the Nelson Creek Bridge just before the ferry terminal was the culprit for backups which extended onto Highway 1, leaving many passengers trapped on the shoulder of the highway.
BC Ferries spokeswoman Deborah Marshall admits the busy long weekend delayed many passengers.
“We did have two sailings to Langdale that did not sail at full capacity because we couldn’t get the traffic off the highway and into the ticketed lanes in a timely manner. But what we did do was put one extra sailing to help with the traffic volume.”
Some sailings left the terminal only half-full, practically unheard of on the long-weekend.
Passengers who have taken the ferries on a regular basis and were stuck in the chaos say they had never experienced traffic backup quite like it.