Province recommending winter tires until end of April

Keep those winter tires on

Don't take those winter tires off just yet.

Officials are reminding drivers winter tire regulations remain in place until April 30 on many B.C. highways to account for early spring snowfall.

Winter tire regulations are currently in effect for most highways, and drivers should ensure their vehicle is equipped with tires with the mountain/snowflake or mud and snow (M+S) symbol when travelling on designated routes.

Last winter, the regulations were extended to April 30 from March 31 on select mountain highways, most of which are located in the Interior and northern parts of the province.

Road conditions can change quickly, and snowfall is still possible in these regions.

Officials are also advising people to stay close to home, no matter the weather.

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is following the advice and orders of the provincial health officer and the federal government to keep British Columbians as safe as possible and slow the spread of COVID-19.

While highways and roads remain open, the provincial health officer recommends people stay close to home and avoid any non-essential travel.

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