While the blizzard struck on Monday, Barrie Police say they were even busier with traffic trouble on Wednesday.
Twenty-eight collisions were reported in less than twelve hours on Wednesday, a day where we saw a little more snow than was forecasted. Police say that exceeded the amount of crashes reported on Monday, when the city was blanketed by a Blizzard Warning.
Police say there were no serious injuries as a result of the collisions reported yesterday, but are remindings motorists to drive according to conditions.
Of course, there was one significant collision reported on Monday, a massive multi-vehicle pile-up that closed the 400 for much of Monday.
The Barrie Police Service is offering the following tips for driving in winter weather:
- Plan your trip and check road and weather conditions before you leave, and allow for extra travel time if needed.
- Remove all snow from your vehicle before departing.
- Top up your gas tank and windshield washer fluid before setting out.
- Slow down at corners, intersections and any other hazards. Be prepared for under steering and over steering and know how to correct it when necessary.
- Most importantly – keep your speed as low as practically possible, increase your distance between vehicles and wear your seatbelt!