Don’t exchange your winter tires just yet – winter tire regulations have been extended from March 31 to April 30 on some of B.C.’s major roads.
White Kitimat doesn’t have much snow left on the ground and our roads are snow-free, early spring snowfall elsewhere in the province is still making for challenging driving.
While winter tire regulations are currently in effect for most B.C. highways, the regulations have been extended to April 30 on select highways, most of which are located in the interior and northern parts of the province. Road conditions can change quickly and snowfall is still possible in these regions.
The extended period applies to all roads from Terrace to the interior of the province, excluding HWY 16 to Prince Rupert and the Nisga’a Highway up to New Aiyansh.
The Ministry of Transportation says that while maintenance crews strive to keep routes safe and in the best possible condition, people must use caution and slow down when they encounter bad weather or limited visibility.
“Driving to current conditions will improve safety for everyone on the road,” said a ministry spokesperson.