Flooding Advisory: Driving Safety Alert

Many parts of the province are on flood watch, particularly the North Fraser.

But the sudden freshet melt of this winter’s snow pack makes mudslides and bridge and culvert washouts a hazard on resource roads across the province. Remind all your drivers not to assume the bridges and culverts that were in place yesterday or this morning will be there later.

In particular bring this to the attention of workers running their own vehicles to and from town. Driving at night means slowing down to make sure roads and bridges have not disappeared. The sad statistics show more of us have died traveling in and out of camp on days off or between projects then on our ways to and from work.

Plan your emergency evacuation routes accordingly. Coordinate other available rescue and mutual aid resources in your area.

John Betts
Executive Director
Western Silvicultural Contractors’ Association
250-229-4380
hotpulp@netidea.com

Web Link: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2008/05/15/bc-weather-snow-melts.html