SARNIA, Ont. -- Rather than calling the OPP to
get a handle on Hwy. 402 traffic leading up to the Blue Water Bridge,
police say drivers should go the web instead.
The public can now access photos showing real-time traffic congestion
on Hwy. 402 by clicking a link on the Ontario Minsitry of
Nine cameras installed by the MTO between the bridge and Mandaumin Rd.
snap a still photo every three to five minutes. The pics can be viewed
at www.mto.gov.on.ca (link below).
The ministry installed the cameras and other intelligent transportation
systems after a series of crashes on the stretch leading to the border
crossing. Many of the incidents involved stopped or slow-moving trucks.
The OPP says the cameras will reduce the number of phone calls it takes
from people wanting updated info on traffic backups, which
unnecessarily ties up phone lines.
-- from the Sarnia Observer