A “private snow” problem has landed on provincial roads in more populated parts of rural BC. Some residents and property managers have been plowing their driveway snow onto ministry roads, and they need to know that their actions put people and property in peril. Here’s why it’s in your best interests and the public’s best interests, NOT to pile your snow on public roads.
Our ministry staff join forces with local Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement officers, maintenance contractors, ICBC, RCMP and emergency responders on BC highways to remind drivers about preparing for winter driving, and hand out some helpful items. As hundreds of vehicles drove through these highway stops, they were provided with information about the importance of good winter tires and winter driving tips.