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With the holidays fast approaching we would like to remind you to drive safely and be prepared for anything during the cold months of winter. As the colder months start to creep up it's beneficial to be well equipped, from readying our vehicle with winter tires, to packing an emergency kit. All these precautions keep us safe from the harmful road conditions that lay ahead.

The air gets brisk, the snow starts to fall and everything begins to freeze. Even when we think the road looks safe there’s always a chance that unseen ice could be hiding ahead. The best thing to do is to stay alert. Avoid distractions; such as the radio, cellphones, etc., anything that could divert your full attention.
Being overcautious can be a good thing in these cold circumstances.

Some helpful tips to keep you safe on the winter roads: 

Learn and practice winter driving skills before you drive on the real roads.

  • Clear all the snow off of the vehicle.
  • Know how to handle skidding.
  • Leave plenty of space between your vehicle and the one ahead.
  • Avoid using cruise control on slippery roads.
  • Think ahead. Check road conditions and weather.
  • Leave early to give yourself extra travel time.
  • Travel with a full charged cellphone.
  • Pack an emergency kit: bag of sand, traction mats, booster cables, warning devices (flares), flashlight, blanket, first aid kit, food & water, matches and road maps.
  • Know what to do if you get stranded. Stay in your car, put on all of your flashers, light a flare so people can see you.

Crossroads Insurance

Reopening to the Public!

Effective Wednesday May 27th, 2020, our offices will once again be opening our doors to the public. We will also continue to perform transactions by phone, email and online.

The health and safety of our employees and customers is our top priority and we would like to ensure that safety measures have been put in to place to protect everyone.

We will continue to follow the guidelines set out by the Province of Manitoba and Health Canada. To ensure customer and staff safety, we have implemented the following measures:

  • We will be limiting the number of customers permitted in the office at any one time
  • We have markers placed to comply with physical distancing
  • We have installed protective shields on desks between the insurance advisor and customer
  • Hand sanitizer will be available upon entry to the office
  • The payment terminal will be disinfected in between uses
  • Each station used for a transaction will be disinfected in between customers
  • Further Increased frequency of cleaning and sanitizing

In an effort to minimize the amount of people in our offices at any one time, we will continue to have some of our staff work remotely.

We will continue to maintain reduced hours as follows: Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm, and Saturdays 10:00am to 4:00pm.

When visiting one of our locations, please respect social distancing both outside and inside the branch, and follow the directions on all signage.

If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, or have travelled outside the province in the last 14 days, please do not attend the office. We will be happy to help you over the phone, by email, or online.

There may be times when our team members are dealing with increased call volumes and walk-in traffic. Please be patient during this time. Please leave a voicemail and one of our Insurance Advisors will return your call as soon as they are available. You can also send your inquires by email, fax, and through our website.

Thank you for your patience as we work through this together. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and provide you with regular updates.

Please do not hesitate to contact one of our Insurance Advisors who are here to help and ready to assist you.

Your Crossroads Insurance Team