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Safer Winter Highways


600 Plows + Careful Driving = Safer Winter Highways


Winter means snow and ice. When winter hits, it's the job of snowplow operators to keep our provincial highways clear and open to traffic. They're committed to maintaining safe winter driving conditions, but they can't do it alone. Drivers have a role to play, too, if incidents are to be avoided.

This year, the Alberta government and the Alberta Roadbuilders and Heavy Construction Association are co-sponsoring a multimedia campaign to drive this message home.

For more information, check out:

A Day in the Life of a Snowplow Operator (pdf 61K)

Technology improves winter safety (pdf 302 KB)

Winter driving tips for Alberta motorists (pdf 217 KB)

Information about Winter Tires (pdf 88 KB)

Highway maintenance contractors list (pdf 73 KB)

Contract Maintenance Area Map (pdf 2.6MB)

Download this video (WMV 142 MB)

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