Police all over the region were busy last week during the nasty weather.
The Huron County OPP responded to 17 collisions Thursday with the majority taking place between 7:00am and 9:30am.
Police remind all drivers to drive according to road and weather conditions.
Motorists must be prepared before they start their travels.
The OPP has a few tips for staying safe:
· Dress for the weather, a warm winter jacket, gloves and mitts will be appreciated if you experience trouble and become stranded.
· Carry a cell phone to contact emergency services if you experience trouble.
· An emergency survival kit should be in every vehicle. Recommended items include a shovel, blanket, booster cables, flashlight, food, matches and a candle.
· Take a look at the weather forecast and pay attention to weather watches and warnings. Postponing and delaying your travel until the conditions improve is a wise choice.
· Monitoring the road conditions is essential. Road conditions can be found online at www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/traveller/conditions or by calling 5-1-1.
· Ensure your vehicle is clear of all ice, snow, and frost before departing. Is your windshield washer fluid topped up? Are the sprayers free of ice?