Ontario Roads Have OPP Busy with Accidents
TORONTO – Crime News – Blowing snow and cold weather in Southern Ontario are impacting roads and drivers who are not handling the conditions. The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers across the Province have been kept busy responding to calls for service as a result of the latest storm that has blanketed the Ontario. Province.
Eight OPP Cruisers Hit – Two Officers Injured
Since Friday evening OPP officers have responded to over 1,600 crashes across Ontario including three fatal and numerous personal injury collisions. During the course of these investigations eight OPP cruisers were struck by passing motorists resulting in minor injuries to two police officers.
To date OPP officers have ordered more than sixty road and highway closures across the province as well as assisted over 400 stranded motorists seek shelter from the storm.
Poor visibility and strong winds continue to make driving hazardous across Ontario. The OPP reminds motorists to watch for emergency responders and to move to the left when safe to do so.
Check Conditions Before Heading Out
Weather conditions may change unexpectedly as a result of sudden storm and wind gusts causing reduced visibility. Driving defensively, reducing your speed and adjusting your following distance will assist in reaching your destination safely. Always exercise caution when driving and consider postponing travel until weather conditions improve.