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First snowfall causes problems for some motorists

October 31, 2013   ·   0 Comments

Grey County experienced its first blast of winter weather as snow and precipitation began falling late Wednesday night, October 23rd and into Thursday morning, October 24th.

Within a 24 hour period, Grey County OPP responded to 14 motor vehicle collisions and 4 traffic hazards calls. The vast majority of the calls were in the Municipality of Grey Highlands, where police received reports of vehicles in ditches.

Several tractor trailers (6-7) travelling northbound on Hwy. 10 were unable to crest a hill just south of Markdale due to the accumulation of snow and slush, causing traffic to back up on Hwy. 10.

An OPP cruiser was damaged after the vehicle entered a ditch and rolled on Hwy. 10 near Crawford Rd. while responding to a collision between a tractor trailer and a van on Hwy. 10 near Berkley.

Other collisions included a car vs deer and car vs mail box.

Despite all the incidents, there were no injuries reported.

         

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