Province says now is the time to prepare for winter driving in Nova Scotia

The province is advising Nova Scotians to get ready now for winter driving. 

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Lloyd Hines says the province's staff and winter maintenance equipment are ready to go to keep roads safe. 

He advises Nova Scotians that it's time to make sure they are also ready for safe winter driving. 

The province says to book your service appointment now and take the necessary steps to be prepared for snow and ice conditions, such as ensuring your vehicle has snow tires, cold temperature antifreeze, and an emergency kit. 

Other safety tips include keeping your gas tank half full, maintaining a safe distance behind the snowplow, and using your brakes carefully as it takes more time and distance to stop in adverse conditions.