Trailers to move through Powell River streets for second straight day

Motorists should seek alternate routes if possible

Traffic on city streets will be affected for a second consecutive day on Thursday, April 18, because of the movement of large trailers through the community.

According to a media release, on Wednesday, April 17, seven trailers were moved, and according to the City of Powell River engineering services division, another five trailers will be moved beginning at 4:30 am on Thursday. The procession will involve two pilot trucks and one flatbed truck carrying the wide loads.

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The route is from: the barge terminal beside the Paper Excellence Catalyst paper mill; up Walnut Street to Marine Avenue; south along Marine Avenue; left onto Alberni Street, and up to the old Inn at Westview site where the units will be stored for future use at the Rapid Response Homelessness facility at Joyce Avenue and Harvie Street.

Motorists are advised to plan for alternate routes to avoid the traffic delays caused by the move, and to obey flag persons.

If the necessary permits and approvals are received, there will be more trailers being moved on Tuesday, April 23, starting at 4:30 am.

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