Winter is here, know before you go

Some helpful advice on driving roads in winter conditions

  • Dec. 3, 2014 1:00 p.m.

During winter driving conditions, Mainroad South Island Contracting is committed to the safety of motorists, cyclists and residents.

 

We’re asking drivers to be prepared for the unpredictability of the winter season. Before heading out, please visit www.drivebc.ca for current road conditions, weather forecasts, and real-time conditions via webcams. Please report accidents, unsafe road conditions and road kill to Mainroad’s 24-hour hotline. This hotline is used to update DriveBC, dispatch additional personnel and record public communication as required.  Mainroad’s 24 hour hotline: 1-877-391-7310.

“During the winter season, please drive to the conditions, slow down, and increase the distance between yourself and the vehicle in front of you.  We encourage drivers to choose the best winter tires possible when driving in snow and ice, and to ensure tires are in good condition, with a minimum tread depth of 3.5 mm.  We’re also asking cyclists to please take responsibility for their own safety,” said General Manager Rick Gill.

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