Drive for Winter Conditions – Stay Alert, Slow Down, Stay in Control

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Even the big rigs can run off the roads when the ice and snow take over - RCMP Photo
Even the big rigs can run off the roads when the ice and snow take over - RCMP Photo

DRYDEN – A three-vehicle collision in Dryden has been blamed on road conditions.

On November 1, 2017, at 5:00 pm, the Dryden Police Service with the assistance of the Dryden Fire Service and Northwest EMS attended a 3 vehicle collision in the King Street Underpass. People were treated and released at the scene with no injuries reported. Two vehicles sustained substantial damage and were removed by tow truck. No charges were laid as the collision occurred due to icy road conditions.

The Dryden Police Service wishes to remind the public that winter is upon us. Safe driving based on current road conditions is a priority for this time of year. Please drive safe this winter.

The collision occurred due to icy road conditions.

Even the big rigs can run off the roads when the ice and snow take over - RCMP Photo
Even the big rigs can run off the roads when the ice and snow take over – RCMP Photo

STAY ALERT. SLOW DOWN. STAY IN CONTROL. These are three key elements to safe winter driving. Motorists are advised of the following safety tips to help everyone arrive at their destination safely.

  • Drive according to current road and weather conditions. Reduce your speed when adverse weather conditions arise.
  • Keep a safe distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you. Remember, longer stopping distances may be required.
  • Be able to see and be seen. Clean frost and snow off all windows, mirrors, and lights.
  • Consider installing four winter tires on your vehicle, install good wiper blades and keep an ample supply of windshield washer fluid in your vehicle
  • Give yourself extra time to reach your destination. Consider postponing or canceling your trip if the weather does not improve.

The following is a list of some recommended items to carry in your vehicle:

  • A charged cell phone in case of an emergency. An ice scraper, snow brush, a small shovel, sand, salt or other traction aid
  • Booster cables, road flares, fuel line anti-freeze, and tow rope
  • Extra clothing and footwear, a blanket, high energy non-perishable food, matches and a candle
  • Flashlight, small tool kit, first aid kit

To check on road conditions before your trip you can call 5-1-1. The Ministry of Transportation’s Traveller Information Services provides road information for provincial highways in Ontario by telephone at 5-1-1 or online with accessible information on the MTO Ontario 511 website at www.ontario.ca/511

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