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Don't change those winter tires just yet, ministry warns

Winter tire requirements end today in B.C., but the Ministry of Transportation is telling drivers they should still expect winter driving conditions at higher elevations like the Pine Pass.
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Winter tire rules expire today, but motorists can still expect winter driving conditions through higher elevations like the Pine Pass

Winter tire requirements end today in B.C., but the Ministry of Transportation is telling drivers they should still expect winter driving conditions at higher elevations like the Pine Pass.

The Motor Vehicle Act requires all vehicles to use winter tires that meet certain standards laid out in the act between Oct. 1 and March 31.

"While spring-like conditions are emerging in many parts of the province, occasional winter storms can occur and motorists are expected to know before they go and drive to conditions," the ministry said in a release.

"It is important that all (drivers) take their time to ensure they are prepared for the trip ahead and consider their safety and the safety of other motorists while on the roads," it added.

Drivers are encouraged to check DriveBC for the latest updates on weather conditions and road closures.

Check the Pine Pass webcame here.

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