Spring starts upAs September springs to life one of two things will be on your mind. Either you’re rejoicing at the arrival of longer, sun-lit days or mourning the impending loss of snow-packed slopes. While some of us are basking in the sun, others are heading back to Victoria’s Alpine regions for the ski season’s last gasp.
The Ski season finishes at the end of September, but until then Victoria’s snowfields are still in full swing. The sun rides higher in the sky in September and improves visibility on our roads. Nights are still cold at present however so its not quite time to cast off that extra blanket.
The spring sun brings warmer days, but presents new problems when combined with cold nights. The sight of snow melting into dew-like drops looks lovely as it starts to run in rivulets. But running water can refreeze as ice when the temperature drops at night, making roads in cooler climes dangerous.
The TAC advises drivers to “drive slowly on ice and snow to retain traction. Braking should be gentle and not left to the last second, and use an even pressure on the accelerator to lessen the chances of wheel spin and loss of control.”
Find out more information here on the TAC’s website.
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