News release

Traffic Advisory, Road Conditions

The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal advises motorists to take extra precautions today, Feb. 13, due to some sections of icy patches and packed snow on a number of highways across the province.

The extreme fluctuation in temperatures since the storm hit has presented challenges. Road salt does not work at temperatures below -10 C.

If people need to travel, they are advised to allow extra time for the drive and to use extreme caution.

Drivers should listen to local weather reports, call 511 or check the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal highway cameras at www.gov.ns.ca/tran/cameras for an update on conditions.

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Media Contact:

Sue Mckeage
Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Cell: 902-430-4662 E-mail: