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B.C. increasing Peace winter road maintenance

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The Province is stepping up its winter maintenance in parts of Highways 2 and 97.

The changes will mean more frequent plowing, salting and sanding. The Province says it will also result in increased patrols by maintenance crews.

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The sections of the highways are Highway 2 from Dawson Creek to the Alberta border, Highway 97 from Dawson Creek to Fort St. John and Highway 97 from Dawson Creek to Chetwynd.

The Province says the change in maintenance levels is due to the increase in the volume of traffic over the 2010-11 winter.

It also says it will no longer be using liquid calcium chloride, something Transportation Minister and South Peace MLA Blair Lekstrom had been investigating. Instead, maintenance crews will use road salts and sand to combat icy areas.

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