Titan Towing is urging motorists to slow down as this winter storm comes in.
Environment Canada issued a winter storm warning for much of Alberta on Thursday (Mar.1), with some areas getting hit with 15-25cm of snow.
“Give everybody extra time on the roads. Make sure you’re following distance is increased and reduce your speed, that’s probably the biggest contributing factor to people ending up in the ditch, is they’re rushing,” said Titan Towing driver Chris Klimchuk.
The first areas of roadways to freeze and ice up quicker are bridge decks, on and off ramps and intersections.
Here’s what to do if you end up in the ditch:
- Stay in your vehicle and off the highway.
- If you need to run your vehicle make sure the exhaust pipe is clear.
- Keep snacks and water in your vehicle, which will come in handy while you wait for help.
“Remember when you are in the ditch or you’re passing somebody in the ditch and tow trucks are on scene, slow down, move over and give us a little bit of extra room to work,” added Klimchuk.