Yesterday, the Metchosin Fire Chief, Stephanie Dunlop, tweeted a warning about dropping temperatures, black ice, and fog.
Please drive with caution – – temps are dropping, watch for icy patches – also heavy heavy fog in the Sooke & Kangaroo area
— ChiefDunlop (@ChiefDunlop) November 27, 2016
With temperatures hovering around and below zero (forecasted low of zero for tonight, and -2 for tomorrow night), black ice becomes a very real driving concern. Tips from an article on Wikihow include:
- Stay off of the phone, and don’t mess with the radio. Keep both hands on the steering wheel.
- A good tip for any ice driving is to avoid sudden movements.
- If the weather is bad and the conditions are likely to result in black ice, try to stay home and avoid driving at all.
- Have snow tires fitted before the temperatures drop low enough to cause black ice.
The Wikihow article includes driving tips. It’s worth reading in full.
Here is also a video on Winter driving.
- B.C. drivers urged to Shift Into Winter
- ICBC survey: half of drivers using winter tires this year
- DRIVING: Seeing is half the secret; the other half is being seen
- Stuck behind a snow plow? Here’s what you should do
- Message from Mainroad South: Roads are serviced on a priority basis
- Clear your windshield or pay this fine
- Good to Know cold weather trick: Defrost your car window in less than a minute
- DRIVING: ICBC advises drivers on the South Coast to adapt to winter road conditions
- DRIVING: Black ice
- Good to Know: What you need to know about black ice and driving
- Winter driving tips
- BCStorm Tracker
- Some more information about winter tires