Grande Prairie RCMP are warning the public of icy roads and reminding motorists to adjust their driving and slow down.

As a result of weather conditions, RCMP would like to advise the public that Highway 40 near Grande Prairie is partially covered in ice.

RCMP suggest drivers consider the following tips:

  • Ensure all windows, side mirrors, and lights are properly and completely cleared of snow.
  • Help others see you - make sure your lights are turned on.
  • Reduce your speed and give yourself more time to slow and stop.
  • Listen to the radio for updated road and weather reports.
  • Plan extra time to get to your destination.
  • Be prepared for changing road and weather conditions. Pack blankets or a winter survival kit, especially if you are planning a trip outside of town.

Winter weather conditions pose challenges and safety risks for all motorists and pedestrians on our roadways. Exercising extra caution helps keep all residents safe.

Information provided by the Grande Prairie RCMP