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UPDATE: Prepare for winter driving conditions on south Vancouver Island roads

Crews working to clear Highway 1 from Cowichan to Victoria, Highway 14, Highway 18 and Highway 17

Wintry conditions continue, but the travel advisory for four south Island highways lifted by 8 a.m. Thursday (Dec. 30).

A snowfall warning of 10 to 15 cm in the region lifted around the same time.

Drive BC asked drivers to stick to essential travel only on Highway 1 from Cowichan to Victoria, Highway 14, Highway 18 and Highway 17 (Pat Bay Highway) after heavy snowfall overnight.

Emcon Services Inc., the contractor responsible for snow clearing on the major roadways, noted the advisory was lifted but reminded drivers to expect winter conditions as crews continue to work through roads by priority classification.

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