FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Fire Department is asking residents to drive with caution in snowy conditions after responding to over 20 vehicle incidents so far in 2022.

Acting Fire Chief, Robert Norton, says that since January 1st, the detachment has responded to 23 motor vehicle-related incidents.

“The biggest thing we consistently see are motorists driving too fast for conditions,” Norton said.

“Please slow down, drive the conditions, give yourself that extra time that you need to get where you’re going safely.”

The department responded to several motor vehicle incidents Tuesday evening due to snowy conditions, prompting the FSJ Professional Fire Fighters Association to post to social media, asking residents to drive carefully.

“Please remember to drive at a speed so you can safely control your vehicle. Use extra caution when approaching highway maintenance equipment or passing an emergency incident,” the association said in a Facebook post.