Motorists in the southeast have had a rough go of it on Wednesday as they struggled with everything they had to simply keep their vehicles out of the ditch, thanks to icy roads.

Unfortunately, while some were successful, others were not. This meant that Bart Morhart, tow truck operator for Xtreme Towing (JS Truckmart), and his colleagues, were up all night lending other folks a helping hand.

"There was lots of ice built up. Lots of semis in the Roche Percee valley that pulled over due to the ice - they couldn't make it up the hill. (We) had one semi in the ditch, we actually winched him back out onto the road and he sat there until ice melted, then he was going to be heading out after that. We've got lots of vehicles here needing to be picked up and hauled to the repair shop due to the icy conditions," he related, noting that the roads seemed to be clearing up as the day progressed.

"I've been out to Bienfait, and they've been dumping the salt onto the highway. The highways are starting to melt, and in the city there's still slick corners, but they're starting to melt in the city, too."

He advised drivers with intent of travelling to plan their route, drive slowly and be careful.

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