Traffic hasn’t been largely affected by the snow and ice so far in the capital, but officials are still warning drivers to be careful as more snow falls.
Some areas of the Capital Region saw up to 15 centimetres of snow Sunday night; Environment Canada is predicting another 5 cm for Monday and more into Tuesday as well.
Victoria Police Department spokesperson Const. Matt Rutherford said he was unaware of any extra collisions from last night or this morning, but that people should still be cautious.
“[It’s] best for people to take extra time on our roads and drive relative to the conditions,” Rutherford said.
ICBC advises drivers to slow down in poor conditions and to allow at least twice the normal braking distance on slippery roads. ICBC also advises using low-beam lights in snowy conditions, making sure windshield wiper fluid is topped up, checking that tire pressure is correct (it can drop in cold conditions) and using extreme caution when approaching snow plow and salt trucks.
Anyone travelling over the Malahat must have snow or mud-and-snow tires, or face a fine.
For updated highway conditions, visit drivebc.ca .