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More than 60 collisions in the GTA yesterday following first snowfall

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Ainsley Smith Nov 10, 2017 6:25 am 908

Toronto had its first taste of winter weather last night, as the city experienced frigid January-like temperatures.

Because of this, 63 collisions took place yesterday in the GTA and surrounding area over a 12-hour period.

According to Const. Clint Stibbe, there were 45 reported collisions involving minor property damage and 18 reported collisions involving injuries.

Stibbe is asking drivers to remember that when the weather changes, you must change how you are driving your vehicle as well.

In a video posted to Twitter on Friday morning, OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said roads are slick and is urging drivers to drive safely and to pay attention because the road conditions can change quickly.

“It is still windy, it is cold but in terms of collision and delays on highways there is nothing more than what is ordinarily expected on a Friday morning,” he said.

According to Environment Canada, it’s going to remain chilly today and will feel like -19 with the windchill.

For those on the roads later today, just remember to be as safe and as patient as possible out there.

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Ainsley Smith
Staff Writer at Daily Hive

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