More Crashes On A Snowy Wednesday Than On Blizzard Monday

Twenty-Eight Collisions Reported On Wednesday

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.

Related: Major Pile-Up on Highway 400 In Barrie

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!