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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Crashes on the Peninsula

Bruce Peninsula | by Kevin Bernard  

Bruce Peninsula OPP report nine collisions late Tuesday after flash freeze and snow.

The first bad weather of 2012 resulted in nine crashes being investigated by Bruce Peninsula OPP.

Constable Dave Meyer tells Bayshore Broadcasting News most involved vehicles sliding off into the ditch on Tuesday.

However, a 52-year-old Northern Bruce Peninsula man reported to police today that his vehicle had slid into the ditch on Dorcas Bay Road around 7 PM.

Not having proper clothing to be out in the weather or a cell phone to call for help, he decided to stay with his car and ended up spending the night in it. 

He was found early this morning and was okay.

Among the other crashes was one about 2:30 PM, where a driver lost control of his vehicle and hit a hydro pole on Bruce Road 9 near Purple Valley.

Another motorist struck a deer, and no one was seriously injured in the reported collisions.

Over the past week, motorists in Bruce and Grey have had to deal with rain, freezing rain, fog, and snow. 

Travelling in winter can be treacherous and the OPP say you should be prepared by wearing proper clothing or carrying extra coats, hats, boots, gloves and a blanket in your car.


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