Be watchful for slippery spots

Eric McCarthy
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ALBERTON -- Salting and sanding crews have been out on Prince County roads this morning tending to slick patches caused by blowing snow, Shaun McNally, Highways dispatcher for Prince County reported.

McNally acknowledged it can be difficult for the sand to stick on some surfaces as the temperature drops and the wind blows. “They’re getting it in most places, but you might find the odd spot where it’s blowing off,” he said.

“There are snow-blown sections that are a little snow/ice-packed, but for the most part the roads are clear. You just have to be careful and keep an eye out for them,” advised Corporal Scott Lundrigan with Prince District RCMP.

“You’ve got to drive for the conditions,” Lundrigan said. “At the end of the day, when you know there are snow-packed and icy conditions, you slow down. It’s that simple.”

While a bit of blowing snow is causing some hazards today, McNally said crews are now focusing on preparing for the blizzard that has been forecast for tomorrow. “We’re doing a lot of pre-storm preparation, trying to make sure everything is geared up and ready to go,” he said.

Organizations: Prince District RCMP

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