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Canada Over 400 Car Crashes Were Reported In Ontario During Last Night's Snow Storm

16:30  12 november  2019
16:30  12 november  2019 Source:   narcity.com

Halloween storm moves 101-year-old Niagara River wreck

  Halloween storm moves 101-year-old Niagara River wreck Thursday night's windstorm pushed one iconic Niagara River sight closer to the edge. © Provided by Pelmorex Media Inc. Old scow wrecked in 1918 just above Niagara Falls The scow's position before the storm, as seen in 2009. Image courtesy Diego Torres Silvestre from Sao Paulo, Brazil - The Old Scow, CC BY 2.0.

The storm is moving from northern parts of New England and upstate New York into Canada. Five weather-related deaths were reported in three states and in Canada. Dr. Marie Keith, who works in New York and lives in the Scranton area, boarded the last bus Monday night leaving for New York City.

More than 400 car crashes were reported in Minnesota in a 26-hour period as snow and intense wind pummeled the state.The snow in Minnesota started falling early Monday afternoon and ended around midnight.

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It was a rough start to winter for Ontario drivers last night after hundreds of crashes were recorded on the province’s first day of heavy snowfall this season. Sgt. Kerry Schmidt of the OPP reported an astounding number of collisions on Tuesday morning while stating that accidents are continuing to happen due to reckless winter driving.

“We’ve investigated at least 400 crashes in the last 24 hours. There are 24 crashes on the go as we speak, and that does not include all the vehicles which have spun out and lost control on their own."

Environment Canada issued a special weather advisory for Toronto on Monday evening as significant snowfall began to hit the city.

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  Over 175 crashes in Edmonton as snowfall warning remains for much of western Alberta Between Friday night and Saturday afternoon, 89 collisions were reported to Edmonton police.Across northern and central Alberta on Friday night, rain turned to snow as the temperature dropped overnight, leaving roads slick before becoming covered in the white stuff.

The Houston Country Sheriff’ s Office reported over 400 accidents on Houston roads between 5 a . m . and 7 p.m. on January 16th. Chief Art Acevedo also expressed concern over unsafe driving he and other officers witnessed during the storm . Many Houston drivers were not taking necessary

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Toronto’s Winter Operations Twitter account also sent out a tweet, letting drivers know that salt trucks would be out all day, to ensure that roads were as easy to navigate as possible.

However, despite their best efforts, drivers still struggled to adjust to the conditions.

Thankfully, Schmidt reported that he was “not aware of any serious injuries as a result of a crash, obviously, there are those that people do and don’t want to talk about because they were going too fast. Road conditions may play a factor, but driving plays the ultimate factor, and driver error would be to blame in nearly all of those 400 crashes.”

 

According to The Weather Network, officials are still warning drivers this Tuesday to leave extra time to account for this unusually early winter mess. Toronto smashed its new daily snowfall records during Monday's onslaught.

 

Toronto's Pearson Airport reported getting a whopping 14 cm of snow which is the most substantial amount of snowfall for the city this early in the season before November 11th

 

So, if you’re driving today, please make sure to exercise a high degree of caution.

The snow may have calmed down, but roads are still slippery. It is vital that you give yourself plenty of extra time to get where you are going instead of rushing and causing further accidents. Drive safe.

There are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.

Snowfall warning issued for eastern B.C. highways, freezing rain also possible .
Up to 30 centimetres are expected by Sunday evening for Highway 1 between Eagles Pass and Rogers Pass, and Highway 3 between Paulson Summit and Kootenay Pass. Both stretches are set to receive 10 to 15 centimetres of snow by Saturday night, with another 10 to 15 centimetres expected to fall by the end of Sunday. READ MORE: Heavy rain and winds expected for B.C. coast, Vancouver Island this weekend In addition to the snowfall, Global BC weather specialist Kasia Bodurka says freezing rain could also hit the Highway 3 stretch early Sunday morning. "Very messy out there," Bodurka said. "Drivers need to be cautious.

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