Winter road conditions are upon us

Salmon Arm

2023-11-15 15:34 PST

With the forecast of snow in the imminent forecast it is time again to remind motorists about slowing down for winter conditions and preparing their vehicles.

As winter is upon us and snow is in the forecast all motorists should:

1. Allow for extra time to get to their destinations due to slippery road conditions. It will take you more time to get where you are going, please do not rush.

2. Give road crews the space they need to do their work and never pass on the right!

While in the midst of a snow fall please undertake only necessary travel.

3. Ensure the accumulation of snow is removed from your vehicle before traveling.

4. Remember All-Wheel-Drive and 4 Wheel Drive may help get you started but it doe not help you turn or stop!

5. Stop periodically where it is safe to do so and clean off all of your lights and windows.

Vehicle equipment:

1. If you have not done so get your winter tires installed.

Your trip can get interrupted and ordered of the highway route if you do not have them.

2. Replace those wiper blades if needed.

3. Have a winter survival pack in the car:

Released by:

Cpl. James Grandy
District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
Southeast District
Office: 250-460-2398


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