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BC Ferries sailing through the night between Mill Bay and Brentwood Bay

Closure of Malahat on Highway 1 prompts action to move traffic on South Island
B.C. Ferries MV Klitsa and crew will be doing extra duties tonight and overnight between Brentwood Bay and Mill Bay, in an attempt to get travellers stranded by the closure of the Malahat due to heavy rains to their destination. (Black Press Media file photo)

The overnight closure of the Malahat due to flooding and road washouts has prompted BC Ferries to spring into action to fill the gap.

Sailings have been added throughout the night between Mill Bay and Brentwood Bay, to transport travellers stuck on one side or the other after the Highway 1 closure on Monday.

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Sailings are leaving Brentwood Bay at 7:30, 8:40, 9:50 and 11 p.m., then 2:25, 3:35, 4:45 and 5:55 a.m. The MV Klitsa leaves Mill Bay at 8:05, 9:15, 10:25 and 11:35 p.m., then at 3:00, 4:10, 5:20 and 6:30 a.m.

Regular service resumes on the route with the 7:30 a.m. sailing from Brentwood Bay.

No estimated time for reopening of the Malahat has been communicated, but travellers are encouraged to visit for up to date information about road closures.


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