Transportation and Works
December 15, 2017

Public Advisory: Advice for Motorists during Anticipated Heavy Snowfall

The Department of Transportation and Works is monitoring Environment Canada forecasts indicating a potential for heavy snowfall and strong winds for some parts of the province over the weekend.

While crews will be clearing snow from provincial roads and highways throughout the weekend, motorists are reminded of the following safety advice:

  • Slow down. Speed limits are for ideal driving conditions. Aggressive driving can lead to accidents and hinder the productivity of snow clearing crews.
  • Leave room between vehicles. Leaving a greater distance between your vehicle and the one in front of you will help prevent a collision if someone suddenly stops or loses control ahead of you.
  • Maintain visibility. Clear snow and ice from your windshield, windows, headlights and taillights and ensure wipers are in good working condition.
  • Stay home. If you don’t have to be on the road, stay home. Travelling during heavy snowfalls can lead to stranded and abandoned vehicles, which impedes snow clearing operations

Finally, if you do have to travel, check the latest Environment Canada weather forecasts external icon and visit roads.gov.nl.ca for road condition reports and live highway cameras.

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Media contact
Rod Drover
Transportation and Works
709-729-1758, 730-4607
rodneycdrover@gov.nl.ca

2017 12 15                              4:10 p.m.