Transportation warns of slippery roads

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Jonathan Riley
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A Department of Transportation salt truck slipped off the road and into a guardrail in Culloden this morning and had to be pulled out by another salt truck.

CANCELLATIONS:

Kings Transit buses coming off the road at 6 p.m.

Fundy Y is closing at 2 p.m.

Pond Hockey Tournament at Digby rink cancelled.

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The Department of Transportation is warning drivers on provincial highways and roads to reduce speed and use extra caution.

Heavy rain followed by rapidly dropping temperatures is creating slippery conditions on provincial highways. 

The province has been salting roads but due to the drop in temperatures the road surface has been freezing again immediately after the salt was applied.

Transportation officials are now also sanding roads to provide traction. It is taking longer than usual to cover all plow routes due to the difficult conditions.

Conditions are deteriorating from south to north across the province.

Roads are so slippery, a salt truck in Culloden slipped off the road and into a guardrail this morning. It has to be towed out by another salt truck that was towing and salting as it went.

jriley@digbycourier.ca

Organizations: Department of Transportation

Geographic location: Culloden

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  • Maxine
    March 13, 2014 - 15:17

    Due to the weather, the Music and Auction scheduled for tonight at the Forester's Hall in Clementsvale has been cancelled. It is rescheduled for tomorrow night at the same time.