Police urge caution on roads after morning snowfall
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Police urge caution on roads after morning snowfall

Regional Police are warning drivers to slow down and leave extra space between vehicles.

Regional Police are warning motorists to slow down, as officers are on the scene of at least 20 collisions believed to be the result of current weather conditions.

Police say ice appears to be forming under the recently fallen snow, making the roads hazardous.

They’re particularly concerned about 100-series highways, which are reported to be “extremely slippery,” according to a police news release.

Police say the city and the province are currently responding to clean up the roads, but in the meantime they suggest slowing down, increasing the distance between vehicles, and giving yourself extra time to commute this morning.

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How about reporting how many of the vehicles involved in the accidents have winter tires, and how many do not?

November 19, 2014 at 9:05 am

We have brand new winter tires and I can tell you that it didn’t help us this morning. We drove to Halifax from Timberlea using the Bay Road and passed not one salt truck during the 50 minutes sitting there. I’ve asked everyone I know at work who takes the same route if they saw a truck and no one did. It’s not that I’m in a hurry to get to work, my employer is very understanding. I’m upset because I have three children, two going on different school buses. My youngest left the house on the bus before we did. Had I known the roads were so dangerous, I would not have sent him to school on the bus this morning. I worried myself sick until he texted me to say that he made it safely!! Kept our other two children home.

November 19, 2014 at 10:49 am