Ontario Roads Are Awful This Morning & Police Responded To Over 200 Collisions (PHOTOS)

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Toronto Staff Writer
Ontario Roads Are Awful This Morning & Police Responded To Over 200 Collisions (PHOTOS)

Ontario roads have turned into a treacherous slip and slide on Friday morning and police are warning drivers to be extra careful.

The province was hit with intense snow and freezing rain on Thursday, leaving road conditions less than ideal, and the conditions are still impacting roads.

The OPP Highway Safety Division tweeted on Friday at 7:36 a.m. that "OPP in the GTA have responded to approximately 200 collisions in the past 24 hours."

OPP is asking drivers to "Please drive cautiously as the roads may still be slick."

A 24-year-old was fatally hit by a car on the QEW in one of the many collisions caused by last night's weather conditions, according to police.

According to a tweet by OPP, the 24-year-old was initially involved in a "minor collision," and stepped out of her car to speak with the other driver. She was then hit by a third vehicle.

Highway collisions have continued overnight and into this morning.

If you are driving on the Highway 401 westbound ramp to Dixon Road, you may experience delays this morning as cleanup is underway for a transport truck that crashed after losing control on the road.

The OPP Highway Safety Division said the truck crashed at around 5:20 a.m. on Friday.

"Highway 401 westbound ramp to Dixon Martin Grove Road is blocked due to a transport truck that's wrapped around one of the overhead signposts," said OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt. "That closure, I expect, will remain in place for most of the morning."

Cargo from the truck was loaded onto another truck at 8:22 a.m., according to a tweet.

According to OPP, the GTA is still facing "a lot of snow accumulation," and officers are seeing "problems on the roads."

However, plows are out and about, clearing and salting the highways.

"Before you head out this morning, make sure you have your full headlight system on, clear off the ice and snow as best you can off your vehicle and obviously be very careful."

Schmidt said that they suspect more collisions and accidents will occur today as traffic increases and warned drivers to be "mindful" of their speed and leave distance.

Brooke Houghton
Toronto Staff Writer
Brooke Houghton is a Staff Writer for Narcity Canada's Ontario Desk focused on celebrity news and is based in Toronto, Ontario.
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