Members of the Estevan Fire Department have responded to a few different motor vehicle collisions in recent days as the roads got slicker.

Fire Chief Dale Feser wants you to travel safe as you visit family and friends for the holidays, and he says it starts with paying attention to the road conditions and having a little situational awareness.

"Now that we have snow coming down, we have to be concerned with our windshields, making sure that those things are free and clear of any frost or snow so that we have a clear line of sight and view of the traffic around us."

"You'll want to adjust your driving speeds. Leave yourself enough adequate time for travel so you don't feel rushed or feel the need to increase your speed when you need to arrive at a destination safely. Keep in mind as well that the posted highway signs are actually for perfect driving conditions, and in the next little while those will be less than desirable," he added.

That said, despite all your efforts, you could find yourself on the side of the road whether due to mishap, mechanical breakdown, poor visibility, or you went right into a snowbank. In that case you will want some supplies on hand.

"Pack a little travel or safety kit with you. Include bottles of water, and you might want to include some protein or energy bars to keep you fed and hydrated."

"It could be a considerable amount of time if towing companies are busy or you happen to be in an area that is secluded," Feser noted.

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