RCMP warn Islanders to drive carefully

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Islanders can check current road conditions via the province's 511 system.

RCMP are warning Islanders to drive carefully today as a mix of high winds and icy roads are creating poor conditions in some areas of the province.

East Prince RCMP have advised motorists that conditions are now less-than-desirable in many areas of western P.E.I.

While the province missed significant snowfall amounts from a low-pressure system in the region this weekend, high winds are expected to continue.

While snow may fall in some western regions of the province this afternoon, rain will start in the east before encompassing the whole Island this evening.

Environment Canada is predicting rainfall amounts of 10 mm.

Fog patches will also develop late in the evening with wind reaching speeds of 50 km/h southeast with gusts to 80 km/h.

Sunday’s forecast shows rain changing to flurries and ending near noon with an amount of 2 mm.

Winds on Sunday are predicted to reach 40 km/h southwest with gusts up to 60 km/h before becoming west in the evening.

Organizations: RCMP, Environment Canada

Geographic location: P.E.I.

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  • Islander
    January 25, 2014 - 17:42

    This is so true I was driving down the Ferry Rd. and noticed snow had drifted across the road so I slowed down for it but I guess not enough as it just about put me on the other side of the road because there was ice underneath the snow I was lucky I was not meeting someone at the time. So please be careful.