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No snow in the forecast today, but leftovers make for a dicey drive

Last Updated Dec 6, 2016 at 8:14 am PDT

(Mike Lloyd, NEWS 1130 Photo)
Summary

All the slush from Monday's first snowfall has frozen over

You're encouraged to slow down and to make extra room for other drivers

NORTH VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – There are no more flakes in the forecast for today, but all that snow leftover from yesterday has frozen solid and that could mean another tricky drive on local roads.

The slush is hard as rock and there is a lot of black ice — if you hit the brakes you’ll definitely feel it. Remember, if you have a four-wheel drive vehicle or an all-wheel drive car you may have a little easier time getting around in these wintry conditions, but your stopping power is no different than anyone else.

Calls have been coming into the NEWS 1130 newsroom as people struggle to keep their car moving forward as they slip and slide, especially on side streets, which in many cases, have yet to be cleared.

For the most part, the main routes have been cleared and salted, however, there are still some patches around the Lower Mainland where you’ll need to slow down and drive for the conditions.

Some drivers say you have to watch out for slick patches and other drivers who aren’t prepared for them. “I think it can be dicey. There are some decent drivers and there are definitely some people that struggle,” says one North Vancouver man who hit the road early this morning.

If you don’t like driving in this winter wonderland, you may want to consider staying at home this week. There is more snow in the forecast for Thursday and there may be some falling from the sky on Friday as well. Throw in near-record breaking freezing temperatures and you’ve got yourself a recipe for a potentially disastrous drive.

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