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Needles ferry still broken

UPDATE: 9:15 p.m.

DriveBC has confirmed the Needles ferry remains closed Saturday night due to mechanical issues. 

"Just spoke with Needles Ferry master and can confirm it is not currently in operation," DriveBC tweeted.

"Your reader may have enjoyed the last crossing tonight."

DriveBC currently has no estimated time when the ferry will be back in operation.


UPDATE: 9 p.m.

A Castanet reader says their mother crossed the Needles ferry at 7:45 p.m. Saturday. 

"It must have been a quick fix," the person said. 

DriveBC is still reporting the ferry is out of service due to mechanical issues, and has not yet confirmed if the ferry is in fact back in operation. 


ORIGINAL: 7:25 p.m.

The Needles ferry, east of Vernon, is closed Saturday night, due to mechanical issues.

The closure means Highway 6, which connects Vernon to Nakusp across Upper Arrow Lake, is closed in both directions.

DriveBC currently has no estimated time of reopening.



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