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Ministry of Transportation urging drivers hitting the highways for the Family Day long weekend to exercise caution.
 
Executive director of highway operations Norm Parkes says parts of the Southern Interior have received as much as 60cm of snow in the last couple days.
 
"As we go from intense storms into a cold snap with sunnier skies, it sometimes gives drivers a false sense of security. Blue sky doesn't mean you can put the pedal to the metal. The roads will have icy and slipper sections, especially on the Coquihalla where it went from snowy to cold very quickly. Also, its important to note that shady sections can be especially slippery."
 
Parkes recommends checking the forecast and Drive BC before heading out, and if necessary to adjust travel times to more favourable conditions, or choose alternate routes.
 
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