After tackling 20 crashes, together with one involving seven automobiles, in blowing snow final Friday, and with extra white stuff on the best way, Higher Ottawa Valley OPP is reminding motorists to regulate their driving to match winter circumstances.
“Keep alert, decelerate, keep in management,” the detachment warned, including that motorists should additionally absolutely clear their automobiles of snow earlier than setting out.
Most of Friday’s crashes occurred within the afternoon, when excessive winds and blowing snow decreased visibility almost to nil. There have been no severe accidents, however 5 folks have been taken to the hospital after the multi-vehicle crash on Freeway 41 close to Shaw Woods Street.
Visibility was so poor that the freeway was closed for 3 hours late Friday afternoon.
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