A snowfall warning is in effect for Abbotsford, and severe weather conditions have police cautioning motorists to slow down and leave a lot of space.
“If the weather continues like this, we all know that there is going to be a fresh layer of snow on top of the ice.”
Sgt. Judy Bird says even though Friday morning’s commute saw less vehicles on the roads, there was a high volume of accidents.
“The Abbotsford Fire Rescue Services advises that they went to approximately 15 accidents.”
Bird says one person was taken to hospital with serious injuries, but she adds motorists aren’t the only ones that should be careful.
“Pedestrians, they are at risk with the vehicles on the roads in the slippery conditions, as well as the slippery conditions on the sidewalks.”
Bird says to keep in mind, that the heavier snow comes down, visibility will be effected.
Her message for drivers getting ready for their afternoon commute?
“Especially those ones wanting to head home for the weekend, make sure we slow down, give each other some room, ’cause the person in front of you may not be that comfortable in the snow. We’re all in a rush, but please get home safely.”