Those travelling on Saskatchewan’s highways are reminded that there are changes to the law when it comes to passing snow plows.
Drivers are to slow to 60 km/h when passing a plow that has pulled over, but if safe to do so, are allowed to travel highway speed when passing a plow while it is travelling.
Snow plow operator Devin Bell said the addition of blue flashing lights on the snow plows have made a great difference.
“It makes us stand out a little clearer from just the typical wide loads that are going down the road, like someone hauling hay, I think people actually recognize us a lot better,” Bell said. “I think they do give us a little more room because they know it’s us out there.”
Ministry spokesperson Tom Lees said with the possibility of freezing rain Friday, preparations have been made for the conditions.
“When we have a freezing rain event like this coming out, we’ve got some type of materials that we can go out and actually lay out on the road prior to the rain coming, which really prevents the rain from freezing right on the surface up front.”
The province has also said their plows operate on a priority basis, with inter-provincial and major provincial highways receiving first priority.