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BC Ferries Advisory Update: Heavy traffic expected on Tsawwassen sailings Tuesday
BC Ferries is advising its customers to expect high traffic volumes Tuesday morning (March 6) on its 7 and 9 a.m.Tsawwassen-Swartz Bay sailings, much of it caused by B.C.'s teachers heading to Victoria.
BC Ferries spokesperson Deborah Marshall said a high number of reservations, especially on the 9 a.m. sailing from Tsawwassen prompted the advisory Monday afternoon.
Marshall said the B.C. Teachers' Federation had made a reservation for 15 buses on that particular sailing.
"It's unusual to make this kind of advisory," Marshall said. "Usually, on long weekends the public understands the traffic will be busy, but not on a Tuesday morning in early March."
B.C.'s teachers are currently in the first day of a three-day strike.
The 5 and 7 p.m. sailings from Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen are also expected to be busy, much of it made up of the same traffic that headed over to Vancouver Island in the morning, Marshall said.
Customers are encouraged to plan their travels accordingly and to choose alternate sailing times to avoid vehicle and foot passenger overloads.
Customers may also consider traveling the Tsawwassen–Departure Bay and the Horseshoe Bay–Departure Bay routes.