Winter is here, slow down and drive safe

Mainroad Contracting advises people to slow down and be aware of winter road conditions.

  • Nov. 13, 2015 8:00 p.m.

During winter driving conditions, Mainroad Contracting is committed to the safety of motorists and residents.

We’re asking drivers to be prepared for the unpredictability of the winter season.  Before heading out, please visit for current road conditions, weather forecasts, and real-time conditions via webcams.

Please drive to the conditions, SLOW DOWN, and increase the distance between yourself and the vehicle in front of you.  We encourage drivers to choose the best winter tires possible when driving in snow and ice, and to ensure the tires are in good condition, with a minimum tread depth of 3.5 mm.

“We often get asked which streets get plowing priority, how often we plow and apply the use of salt and winter abrasive.  It’s important for everyone to know that Mainroad’s plowing response time is determined by the standards set by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.  Priority is given to numbered highways and school bus routes with other roads frequency determined by winter traffic volumes. These frequencies are reviewed by the Ministry to ensure that plowing priorities reflect any changes in the road network,” notes, Al Sander, General Manager for Mainroad East Kootenay Contracting.”