Winter Driving Tips in our Neck of the Woods 2/3

December 24, 2017

DON’T EXPECT CLEAR AND DRY SUMMER HIGHWAY CONDITIONS IN THE WINTER

• The Alberta government and its highway maintenance contractors work hard to keep Alberta’s highways clear and open to traffic during the winter. However, some severe storms exceed their ability to keep highways free of snow and ice. This may be caused by the amount of snow, timing or duration of the storm, high winds, freezing rain or a combination of all of these factors.

Recommended Emergency Road Kit

  • Blanket
  • Extra Clothing and Footwear
  • Paper Towel or Rags
  • Sand,
  • Road Salt or non-clumping Kitty Litter
  • Flashlight with Extra Batteries
  • Emergency Food – anything that won’t spoil like granola bars, nuts or chocolate
  • Ice Scraper and Snowbrush
  • Cell Phone
  • Candle in a deep tin
  • Waterproof Matches
  • Shovel
  • Booster Cables