As of 4 pm today, Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have responded to over 36 vehicle crashes since 6am.
Police would like to remind motorists that with many offices and stores closed today that they limit their vehicle travel today until the weather and road conditions improve. The combination of high winds and fresh snow are creating dangerous white out conditions in open areas while road crews are trying to clear area roads and tow trucks are removing vehicles from ditches. Motorists who have to travel are urged to listen/view in on area road reports on radio or social media reports so they can make informed decisions about their destination route.
1. Please turn on your full vehicle lighting system
2. Clear your vehicles head lights, tail lights, windows - See and Be Seen
Please have a look at Ontario.ca/511 on your electronic device/tablet as an source of road, weather conditions,road cameras along with snow plow locations. Ontario 511 is a bilingual digital traveler information service provided by the Ministry of Transportation. This website has been designed by and for users to help people plan their routes and travel safely and efficiently across the province of Ontario. The following Is a provided instructional link on how to use the site to it's full potential.
Police remind motorists that an essential part of the enforcement job is to save lives and reduce injuries on our trails, roadways. Educating the public about safe driving practices is a priority and we appreciate calls from the motoring public to assist in this enforcement job.