Kimberley RCMP is reminding drivers to clear off their windows before hitting the road.
The snow is falling throughout the region and police warn residents they will have more visibility if they take the time to uncover windows, tail lights and headlights.
Sergeant Chris Newel says you can’t just dash off to work without preparing your vehicle first.
“You’ve got snow on the side windows, on your back window, you don’t have a good 360 degree visual all around,” Newel says. “Take an extra minute, maybe two, and get all those windows cleared off.”
Newel says its important for drivers to see what’s around them on the road and for other drivers to see them.
“A lot of people are moving out to work 5:30 am, 6 am, 6:30 am, 7 am and its still dark. You really need to be seeing,” Newel says. “Really under these conditions today, where you have snow falling and overcast skies, you still need to see and headlights or your daytime running lights should be on so people can see you.”
Newel adds that turning your headlights on also helps makes you visible to other traffic in the middle of a snowstorm.
– Sergeant Chris Newel, Kimberley RCMP