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.