The Easter Long Weekend is just hours away, and RCMP traffic services want you to stay safe if you’re hitting the highway.

Staff Sergeant Pat McTiernan says motorists need to prepare for long trips.

He advises you to be well rested and have food, water, and blankets on you, just in case.

BC’s Ministry of Transportation says an average of three people are killed every Easter long weekend and 670 injured in 2,300 crashes throughout the province.