More than 340 accidents reported in 4 hours in Southwestern Ontario on November 15

Nov 16 2018, 2:28 pm

The province was hit with its first significant snowfall of the season on Thursday, which resulted in a very messy and snowy commute home for drivers.

According to the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), officers responded to over 340 collisions in four hours across southwestern Ontario on Thursday, which the OPP says is an “astronomical amount.”

In a video shared on Twitter, Constable Ed Sanchuk reminded drivers to, “please adjust you’re driving, please slow down give yourself that extra time.”

He added that he saw far too many people “driving in these conditions like it’s 90 degrees and sunny.”

“It’s not the road conditions that cause accidents, it’s bad driving,” Sanchuk said. “When you see snow, go slow.”

Local police also urged drivers to go slow in the snow and to remember to not call 9-1-1 to ask about road collisions and to call 5-1-1 instead.

OPP Sgt Kerry Schmidt said officers responded to over 40 crashes throughout the GTA on Thursday evening, also reminding drivers to slow down.

Schmidt also reminded drivers to use caution while driving today.

And with more snow in the forecast, make sure to give yourself enough time to get to your destination.

Be safe out there, Toronto!

The Weather Network

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