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Collisions climb as slippery road conditions snare drivers

Check York Regional Police real-time updates on area collisions to help plan your travel today
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The York Regional Police collision counter continues to tick upward as more than 27 accidents — and counting — have been reported on the region’s roads today.

A collision that occurred at about 11 a.m. at Leslie Street and Stellar Drive in Newmarket is causing delays, York police posted on its Twitter account. No injuries are reported. 

Currently, officers are on the scene for a collision at Highway 27 and King Vaughan Road in Vaughan.

A special weather statement issued by Environment Canada for Newmarket warns of the risk of freezing rain, then a brief thaw with gusting southerly winds and rain.York police expect business to be brisk today at the local collision reporting centres as a mix of snow, freezing rain and rain make for potentially hazardous driving conditions.

A Colorado low will track northeast across Lake Huron and Georgian Bay today, bringing with it a dramatic change in the weather, the statement says. Throughout the day, you can expect between 5 cm and 10 cm of snow.

In the wake of a warm front, temperatures will rise to a few degrees above freezing, but with that comes wind gusts of up to 70 or 80 km/h. Colder air will return tonight, however.

York police remind drivers to slow down and leave extra space to allow for slowing down in slippery conditions.

York police publish real-time updates on the locations of motor vehicle collisions in York Region. Serious accidents are more likely to disrupt traffic and cause delays, and checking the accident update website can help you with your travel plans by showing you which streets and areas to avoid.



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