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Monday, February 25, 2019

Weather Wreaks Havoc Around Region

Dufferin County | by Jill Young  

The blizzard conditions and strong wind continue today causing trouble for motorists.

The weather continues to be our top story today.

A blizzard moved into our region yesterday and continues to make driving treacherous.

Despite many roads being closed, some drivers still headed out this morning, only to find themselves in the ditch.

OPP are continuing to remind motorists to stay home and avoid travel.

Many areas no longer have a wind warning, but a Blizzard warning remains in effect.

Snowfall and blowing snow is expected to continue this afternoon.

Meanwhile, officials with Dufferin County say they’ve activated their Emergency Operations Centre.

They say OPP are bringing in snowmobiles to rescue people that are stuck in their cars.

Two shelters are open:  Honeywood Fire Hall (County Road 21) and Community Living Dufferin (065371 County Road 3).  No additional shelters have been opened at this time.

County officials say roads are deemed to be closed around Dufferin County, and advise people not to  try to travel, they also say paramedics are at full capacity.

 Dufferin County waste pick up has been cancelled today.

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