Washrooms, food service unavailable at Swartz Bay terminal due to water main issue

Washrooms, food service unavailable at Swartz Bay terminal due to water main issue
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A view of Swartz Bay Terminal.

It has been a bumpy start to the week for BC Ferries as another issue has presented itself at one of the company’s terminals.

In an advisory issued on Tuesday, BC Ferries says that ongoing issues with a water main at Swartz Bay terminal has resulted in all washroom and food service facilities being currently unavailable.

The ferry company is outlining that temporary washroom facilities will be made available to customers as soon as possible.

“We are working hard on resolving the issue with the water main, and aim to restore our services as soon as possible,” reads a statement from BC Ferries.

“We apologize for any inconvenience caused and appreciate your patience.”

This marks the second unforeseen hiccup at one of BC Ferries’ terminals this week as on Monday, it was announced that a minor rockslide had spilled into the parkade, located at the Horseshoe Bay terminal.

The parkade was labelled as inaccessible as the organization practiced an abundance of caution for safety reasons. The minor rock slide didn’t cause any injuries.

Customers with vehicles in the parkade were required to check in with the on-site BC Ferries representative to access them.

Additionally, on Sunday, BC Ferries had to cancel “dozens of sailings” due to adverse weather on the east coast of Vancouver Island after 90 km/hr winds passed through the region.

There is a possibility that more ferry cancellations may be on the way this week as both Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland are expected to receive heavy snowfall, beginning Wednesday evening.

Graham CoxGraham Cox

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