As the rush begins to return home on this Family Day long weekend the Ministry of Transportation is again urging drivers to be careful.
Executive Director of Highways Norm Parkes says, much like Friday, even on clear sunny days if it is cold and the road looks fine there may still be black ice in shaded sections.
Parkes says for high mountain highways, like the Coquihalla, the weather can change in an instant and drivers should be prepared.
“A lot of people that come up from the lower mainland actually don’t travel with warm clothes. They wear their normal lower mainland clothes because they are just going from house to house. You should have some warm clothes in case you do go off road, or are caught in an avalanche, or other closure. Make sure you have some food and some water so you can keep yourself sustained.”
He advises having winter tires on, with good tread, and just taking it easy on the highways, driving to conditions.