Caution urged for travel on Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island

Fraser River as viewed from Surrey-New Westminster SkyTrain Bridge on Thursday morning. Photo: Rattan

MOTORISTS in the Lower Mainland, including the Fraser Valley, as well as Vancouver Island, are being encouraged by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure to continue to exercise caution and be prepared for winter driving conditions.

All motorists are encouraged to plan ahead and drive according to weather and road conditions, slowing down when they encounter bad weather or limited visibility.

Winter tire regulations are in effect. Drivers are encouraged to get the best tires they can.

People should ensure their vehicles have tires with the mountain/snowflake or mud and snow (M + S) symbol when travelling on designated routes.

Also, keep space between yourself and the vehicle in front of you so you can stop safely when needed. Keep well back of all the winter maintenance equipment on highways so operators can perform their maintenance safely.