Expect Changing Road Conditions Thanksgiving Long Weekend – ICBC
Prince George, B.C. – Be prepared for changing road conditions this Thanksgiving long weekend.
That’s the message from ICBC who warn rain, fog and icy roads are just some of the challenges motorists can expect.
“In the North Central region, about 18 people are injured in 130 crashes over the Thanksgiving long weekend,” states ICBC in a recent news release.
(Province wide, an average of three people are killed and 520 people are injured in 1,800 crashes).
In preparation for weekend driving, ICBC recommends the following key tips for drivers:
*Know your route and check road and weather conditions at drivebc.ca or call 1-800-550-4997 before leaving home.
*Prepare your vehicle. For example make sure your tires are inflated and that you’ve topped up your engine oil and washer fluid. Take a spare set of windshield wipers too.
*Check if you need winter tires as from Oct. 1 to March 31 drivers are required to use them on some B.C. highways.
*Slow down and drive to the posted speed limits as icy roads will lead to challenging road conditions.