Rain, melting snow taking toll on Island roads, RCMP say

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RCMP on P.E.I. are urging Islanders to take precautions with the extra water that has resulted in the last few days of rain and melting snow. 

Ditches and other areas have turned into tempting and dangerous novelties to children and parents should explain the dangers this can create.

Sgt. Andrew Blackadar said the mix of heavy rain and melting snow has softened the soil to the point that some of the province's highway shoulders have washed out. 

"This is causing safety issues for those working on our spring-condition roadways and for those travelling on the roads,'' Blackadar said. "The resulting water is also creating some deep ditches and areas that youth might be tempted to explore, but it is possible that these activities can lead to injury or death. It's important that children understand the dangers and stay clear of any waterways or ice flows that will be part of our landscape during the spring thaw."

Blackadar said take the time to explain the dangers and slow down on the roads.  Summer is just around the corner.


Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: Iceland

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