The recent snowfall in the southeast has made driving conditions difficult.

"Winter takes some adjustment in the way we drive and operate a vehicle," shared Police Chief, Paul Ladouceur. "It's best to take it slow until you get comfortable with that winter driving style, because obviously there's different techniques to driving in snow and winter than there is in summer when the pavement is dry and not iced over."

"Just take your time, plan ahead, drive responsibly, and the biggest thing is slow down. Nothing is worth getting in an accident over and it's far better to be a few minutes late getting somewhere than not arriving at all."

"Always keep a kit in your car, some of those items like warm blankets, a candle, a shovel, things like that are always helpful if you're outside the city and break down or go off the road."

He added that speed seems to be a factor in nearly all of the accidents they see over the winter. 

"People are just driving way, way too fast for the conditions. If there's one piece of advice I could offer for winter driving it's just slow down."

"Speed limits are there as an advisory, there's the max. That doesn't mean that people have to drive that speed at all times. Obviously people need to adjust their driving habits based on the driving conditions."

Ladouceur also mentioned that winter tires are a good option to have on your vehicle. 

"We're hoping to have a safe winter this winter. We're hoping people slow down and drive responsibly and save yourself the aggravation and be responsible out there."

Estevan is expected to see 2-4 cm of snow today. 

 

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