Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Time to prepare for the Shift into Winter as Winter Driving regulations start tomorrow

The Days of winter driving are not too far away!
Above is the Kwinitsa stretch of Highway 16 from
January of this year

With the turn of the calendar page from September to October, motorists across the Northwest will have to make a shift of their own, preparing for the Shift into Winter and the challenges that winter driving can bring for those travelling the highways of the region.

As of tomorrow, Thursday, October 1st, those travelling beyond the Port Edward turnoff will be required to have winter snow tires on their vehicles, with additional requirements in place for commercial drivers as well.

The Ministry of Transportation has a helpful guide to the transition towards winter driving as part of their Shift Into Winter Program, with a range of material to help prepare us for whatever it is that Mother Nature may have planned for the next six months or so.

For those travelling this fall and winter, the first glance at the road ahead can come from a range of online sources, which provide up to date road information and alert motorists to any hazardous situations or road closures if required.

Drive BC website
Drive BC twitter
Drive BC NW twitter

Those listings also include the growing list of highway camera locations to give you a glimpse towards what you may be driving into, on our right hand side of the blog we have also listed the Northwest cameras from Prince Rupert into the Bulkley Valley for easy access.

Further items related to the Shift into Winter can be reviewed here.

More notes on Transportation across the region can be found from our archive page here.

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