Storm wreaks havoc on area roads
Members of Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a total of 24 motor vehicle collisions across the North West Region. Twenty two of the collisions were property damage only. Two personal injury collisions were reported with three people receiving non-life threatening injuries.
As the storm crossed the Region, some of the areas received over 20 centimeters of snow in less than 24 hours. There were no road closures as a result of the snowfall amounts or collisions.
OPP are asking motorists to drive with caution. Extreme windchill warnings are in effect until Thursday. High winds will add to challenging winter driving conditions as road are likely to become icy. Snow and ice control materials applied by highway maintenance crews are less likely to work as efficient when temperature drops to extreme cold. Therefore, police are reminding motorists to slow down and drive to meet the road conditions. Drivers should always dress for extreme temperatures and ensure emergency supplies are packed in vehicles in case motorists become stranded.
Travellers road condition hotline is available by calling 511.
For more information, please refer to the Ministry of Transportation Road Safety website: