Mainroad weekend update

Cold weather to continue, holiday travellers should expect winter conditions

  • Dec. 16, 2016 12:00 p.m.

Mainroad equipment at work.

Here’s the Road and Weather update ahead of this weekend…

Still VERY COLD temperatures with occasional light flurries.  Watch for Graders Ice blading on Highway 3, main highways have winter driving conditions throughout.  Also watch for compact and slippery sections.  Mainroad patrols, sanding, side road cleanup and shoulder plowing ongoing so please watch for slow moving equipment throughout service area and keep a safe distance.

The forecast shows very cold temperatures Friday and Saturday, particularly at night, followed by gradually warming temperatures from late Sunday with possible snowfall, significant accumulations possible early into next week.

As always, Mainroad’s priority will be focused on main highways followed by side roads once main highways are serviced.

Holiday travelers are advised to expect winter driving conditions throughout the week and allow extra time to reach their destination. Conditions and visibility can change rapidly so make sure you and your vehicle are ready.

Mainroad highway maintenance equipment will be out in force so watch for maintenance crews and equipment throughout.

Mainroad will issue another update Monday mid-day as the weather situation develops. Please DRIVE SAFELY.

Before heading out, visit www.drivebc.ca for the latest road and weather updates.

 

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