Friday, March 22, 2019

If travel plans are in your future, keep those Winter tires on just a bit longer ... it's the law!

Tire rules remain in effect
in many NW areas until
April 30th
With our stretch of pleasant weather set to continue towards the end of March, many motorists might be thinking that it's time to change over from their winter tires, but if you're thinking such, best to hold off for another month.

The Ministry of Transportation has been getting the word out that in many jurisdictions in British Columbia the Winter Tire rule remains in effect until April 30th, and Northern BC is very much part of that area of notice.

As the map below indicates, outside of the coastal area near Prince Rupert, Kitimat and the Nass anyone travelling east beyond Terrace and into the Bulkley and Nechako Valleys will need to keep their winter tires on for just a few more weeks.

The Ministry of Transportation also provides some helpful notes on the use of snow tires, chains and other items of use during this driving shoulder season.

As well, with Spring weather very unpredictable, they remind motorists to be sure to check ahead with the Drive BC website to be sure of the latest road conditions before they head out on the highway.

You can access Drive BC's website here, as well as their twitter feed here.

For a look at some of the highway cameras along the Highway 16 corridor and the Nass Road system see our archive page here.

For notes on past items of interest on highway in the region see our archive page.

To view the most recent blog posting of the day, click here.

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