While I was out today the conditions were so poor that traffic officials in Dufferin County, including other municipalities have closed down a few of the provincial hwy such as the notorious Hwy 124 north of Shelburne to Collingwood due to adverse driving conditions.
In the absence of shutting down all roads in the Shelburne area due to whiteout conditions, and on occasions of rapidly changing weather or other factors that can negatively influence driving conditions, car accidents of significant magnitude can occur the police have road barricades out on the major roads and we can all stay up to date on the winter road conditions online for Dufferin’s busiest roads.
A few remotely activated signs have been installed on County Road #124 at Shelburne and at other intersections along Hwy 124 to notify motorists when the road is closed.
So, before you take to the roads you might want to know what your in for. Here are a few web sites that might just help you get to where you are wanting to go or just reconfirm that it’s just crazy to drive in this stuff or you can call 519-941-6991 locally, or 1-877-941-6991 toll free or be notified on their twitter feed at https://twitter.com/#!/dcroads
Orangeville – Grand Valley – Southern Dufferin County
11:37 AM EST Saturday 03 March 2012
Wind warning for Orangeville – Grand Valley – Southern Dufferin County continued
A cold front associated with an intense storm system has swept through Southern Ontario. In its wake, very strong southwest winds of 60 km/h with gusts to 90 km/h have developed in many locales, and are forecast to continue into the afternoon. Even stronger winds are likely in exposed areas along the shores of the Great Lakes, where sustained winds of 70 km/h with gusts exceeding 100 km/h have been reported.
IN DUFFERIN COUNTY, THE OPP SAY ALL THE ROADS IN THE SHELBURNE AREA ARE IMPASSABLE, AND ARE CONSIDERED CLOSED. HURON OPP ALSO REPORT VISIBILITY IS EXTREMELY POOR, AND DRIVING IS NOT A GOOD IDEA.
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