Stratford News OPP responds to numerous collisions last week SHARE ON: Ethan Rabidoux, staff Monday, Mar. 3rd, 2014 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?