Island highways covered in snow: caution advised for drivers

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is
advising motorists to expect winter driving conditions on all
Vancouver Island highways.

  • Feb. 23, 2011 10:00 a.m.

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is advising motorists to expect winter driving conditions on all Vancouver Island highways.Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the east coast of Vancouver Island, and temperatures around the island will be at or below freezing for the next few days. Road conditions can change rapidly as temperatures drop.Motorists are asked to use caution when travelling, and ensure their vehicle is properly equipped for winter driving conditions. When on the road, please be alert to maintenance crews, who will be out prior to and during weather events, sanding and clearing snow. Know before you go, and check DriveBC for current conditions. You can also see highway conditions in real-time on 10 webcams strategically placed on highways throughout Vancouver Island.For the latest travel advisories, visit DriveBC at: www.drivebc.ca