Driving for the conditions.

‘Tis the season

As of press time Thursday a snowfall warning for the Cariboo was still in effect.

  • Nov. 28, 2014 7:00 a.m.

As of press time Thursday a snowfall warning for the Cariboo was still in effect. Close to 25 centimetres was expected, followed by a dip in temperatures over the weekend. Here, a school bus and vehicle were involved in a motor vehicle incident on the corner of Bowron and Kinchant. No injuries were reported. ICBC released winter driving tips, including:

• Slow down, increase your following distance to at least four seconds and give yourself plenty of time to get to your destination.

• When severe winter weather hits, consider alternatives – carpool with a friend who is a confident driver with a vehicle equipped for the conditions, take a taxi or work from home, or wait until the road crews have cleared major roads. Sometimes the best option is to leave the car at home.

• If you will be driving, visit drivebc.ca to check road conditions for your entire route and notice of any possible road closures.

• The key to winter driving is to be slow and steady – avoid unexpected sudden movements that could cause you to skid.

If you are in an accident, a dial-a-claim option may save time, 1-800-910-4222.

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