News release

Caution Urged for Drivers on Snowy Weekend

Motorists across Nova Scotia are being encouraged to drive with extra care should they have to travel during this weekend's snowy weather.

"Our road crews do a great job of keeping our highways in the best possible winter driving condition but drivers need to do their part, too," said Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Murray Scott.
"Staying home would be best, but I know there are many things that take us out on the road at this time of year. If you have to be on the highways, please slow down and drive in accordance with the conditions."

The department has about 1,000 people and 400 pieces of equipment that keep the province's roads as safe as possible during, and after, storms. Temperatures around the freezing mark and heavy precipitation make for the most difficult conditions.

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Motorists across Nova Scotia are being encouraged to drive with extra care should they have to travel during this weekend's snowy weather.

Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Murray Scott says staying home would be best, but if drivers have to be on the highways, they should slow down and drive in accordance with the conditions.

The department has about 1,000 people and 400 pieces of equipment that keep the province's roads as safe as possible during and after storms. Temperatures around the freezing mark and heavy precipitation make for the most difficult conditions.

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