The following press release is from the Ministry of Transportation, urging drivers to proceed with caution when the weather changes.
As the weather forecast calls for heavy rain over much of the province this weekend, drivers are urged to be prepared for rapidly changing road conditions. For your own safety and everyone’s on the road, please slow down.
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is encouraging motorists to plan their route ahead, slow down and use extra caution as heavy rain following long periods of dry, hot weather can lead to slippery conditions.
It’s important that motorists reduce speeds when roads are wet, use caution and drive according to conditions, which can change quickly.
DriveBC provides seasonal driving tips and other helpful links for planning a safe trip.Road conditions can also be accessed toll free at 1-800-550-4997, or motorists can check out the latest road conditions and over 500 provincial highway webcam images from around the province at: http://www.drivebc.ca/[sam id=”15″ codes=”true”]Another way to “know before you go” is to follow DriveBC and TranBC on Twitter and get up-to-date information on your desktop or your mobile phone. These Twitter feeds are available at: http://twitter.com/tranbc and:http://twitter.com/drivebc
Drivers are reminded to obey all posted speed limits and to be aware of construction zones, emergency vehicles and their personnel.
- Driving in the Rain Safety Tip (SPN, Aug 26)
- All Traffic-related articles on SPN
- Original press release from MoT