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Derek Rogers, OPP West Region Headquarters
OPP  Winter Driving Advisory For West Region

See Snow? Go Slow!

London, ON, January 17, 2020 - Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement, which forecasts significant snowfall for all of West Region this weekend. Before the snow flies, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) want to remind motorists to adjust their driving behaviours to suit changing road and weather conditions. Remember to give yourself extra time to get to and from your destination. L eave adequate space between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you in the event you need to make an emergency stop.

If you don't have to travel, it may be a good idea to stay home, but if you have to go, here are some other ideas to help ensure you have a safe trip:

  • Check 511on.ca or @511ONWest on Twitter for road conditions and road closures before you go.
  • Ensure your full exterior lights are on and working properly.
  • Clear snow from your whole vehicle, including and head and taillights. Do a circle check of your vehicle whenever you stop.
  • Ensure your fuel tank is full, so that you don't run out of gas if stranded and to prevent condensation in your fuel tank.
  • Pack an emergency travel kit (food, blanket, candle , extra cell phone power) in case you are stranded or stuck.
  • Bring an extra jug of windshield washer fluid.

"Slow down, stay alert and stay in control - these simple steps will go a long way in reducing the number of winter weather-related collisions on our roads" - OPP West Region Traffic and Marine Manager Inspector Shawn Johnson.

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Last Updated: Friday, 17 January 2020 12:58:54 PM EST

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