Ontario Drivers Can't Handle The Snow & So Many Crashes Are Being Reported In Some Spots

It might be time to put on your snow tires.

Toronto Staff Writer
Ontario Drivers Can't Handle The Snow & So Many Crashes Are Being Reported In Some Spots

Ontario drivers are already struggling to overcome the arrival of snow this month, and we're not even a full week in.

Southern Georgian Bay OPP reported on Wednesday that they had responded to 21 vehicle crashes between November 1 and 3, which they claim is largely the result of significant snowfall and icy conditions challenging motorists.

Meanwhile, Bracebridge OPP reported that they had also responded to 20 motor vehicle collisions between Monday and Tuesday morning, which could've been prevented if drivers had adjusted to changing weather conditions.

Motorists are being reminded to take several precautions to prepare for the incoming wintry weather, including staying more alert than usual, slowing down in bad conditions and allotting extra travel time.

It's also advised that drivers travel with a winter survival kit that includes snacks, candles and flashlights in case they get stuck.

If you're planning on heading out make sure to use caution as even more snow is expected in some regions throughout Thursday.

The Weather Network warns that lake-effect snow will continue to hit Goderich, Kitchener, Listowel, Woodstock and more throughout the day.

Ontario's weather forecast has the province slated to experience some of its coldest conditions in years thanks to incoming shots of arctic air.

According to The Weather Network (TWN), Friday morning will be "brutally cold," with the daytime temperature dropping to as low as -26 in regions like Ottawa and Bancroft.

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