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Weekend Snowstorm May Bring the Season’s Biggest Snowfall to Southern Ontario With 15–30cm of Snow – VIDEO

Weekend Snowstorm May Bring the Season’s Biggest Snowfall to Southern Ontario With 15–30cm of Snow – VIDEO
Toronto – A strong snowstorm appears increasingly likely to bring significant snowfall accumulation to all parts of Southern Ontario this weekend starting Saturday morning and lasting into Sunday. Widespread accumulation between 15-30cm is expected with slightly less around the Lake Ontario and Erie shoreline due to the snow being wetter causing reduced accumulation. Strong wind gusts reaching 50-70km/h during the... Read More

Snowfall warning in effect for our entire region for later today and overnight!

Snowfall warning in effect for our entire region for later today and overnight!
15 to 25 cm of heavy snow today and tonight. Snow, heavy at times, will arrive over the region this morning. Total snowfall amounts of 15 to 25 cm are expected. Brisk southeasterly winds gusting to 50 km/h will whip up freshly fallen snow causing very low visibility at times in blowing snow today into this evening. Rapidly accumulating snow... Read More

Texting While Driving A Costly Lesson for Carleton Place School Bus Driver

Texting While Driving A Costly Lesson for Carleton Place School Bus Driver
Carleton Place – A school bus driver in Carleton Place sent a very expensive text earlier today.  OPP East shared the incident via Twitter this morning. Spotted texting behind the wheel earned the driver a distracted driving fine of $615.00, 3 points, and a 3-day license suspension. Thankfully no students were on board at the time.   Read More

OECTA Members Escalate Strike Action to One-Day Withdrawal of Service Jan 21st

OECTA Members Escalate Strike Action to One-Day Withdrawal of Service Jan 21st
In a letter dated January 13th, 2020, the Catholic District School Board (CDSBEO) issued a letter to parents informing them that the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association (OECTA) had provided notice that their members will escalate strike action to a full one-day withdrawal of services on Tuesday, January 21st, 2020. This one-day, full withdrawal of services is in addition to... Read More

Freezing rain warning continues for our entire region this morning!

Freezing rain warning continues for our entire region this morning!
Ice build-up due to freezing rain is expected or occurring. Freezing rain mixed with ice pellets will change to snow later this morning. Total ice accretion amounts of 5 to 10 mm are possible. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots will become icy, slippery and hazardous. Take extra care when walking or driving in affected areas. Be... Read More

EAST REGION OPP: BE READY TO ADJUST YOUR DRIVING

EAST REGION OPP: BE READY TO ADJUST YOUR DRIVING
With a mixed bag of weather expected, be prepared Smiths Falls – With the forecast calling for a little bit of everything this weekend, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) East Region recommends drivers be prepared for anything. Rain, freezing rain and snow, combined with dropping temperatures, will mean that driving conditions could be hazardous at times. “People should think about changing... Read More

Freezing rain warning & Rainfall warning For Our Entire Region!

Freezing rain warning & Rainfall warning For Our Entire Region!
Freezing rain warning in effect for: Brockville, Leeds-Grenville, Smiths Falls, Lanark, Morrisburg, SD&G Ice build-up due to freezing rain is expected or occurring. Rain is expected to change over to freezing rain mixed at times with ice pellets this evening then persist through tonight before changing to some snow by Sunday morning. Ice accretion amounts of 5 to 10 mm... Read More

Rainfall warning in effect for our entire region!

Rainfall warning in effect for our entire region!
Rainfall, combined with melting snow, is expected. The frozen ground has a reduced ability to absorb this rainfall. A soaker on tap Saturday. A moisture laden low from Texas will spread rain across Eastern Ontario overnight into Saturday, with most areas receiving a total of 20 to 30 mm by Saturday evening. The rain is then expected to change over... Read More

Lanark County OPP Reports for Week of Dec 30th, 2019 – Jan 6th, 2020

Lanark County  OPP Reports for Week of Dec 30th, 2019 – Jan 6th, 2020
LANARK COUNTY – Between Monday, December 30, 2019 and Monday January 6, 2020 officers from the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to 356 calls for service. The calls included: Motor Vehicle Collisions Total:  36         Including: Car / Deer: 8 Parking Lots: 3 Single Motor Vehicle off Road (“in ditch”): 17 Impaired Driving  On January 6, 2020 Patrick ST... Read More

EAST REGION OPP FESTIVE RIDE NABS NEARLY 100 IMPAIRED DRIVERS

EAST REGION OPP FESTIVE RIDE NABS NEARLY 100 IMPAIRED DRIVERS
SMITHS FALLS -Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) across East Region conducted 2289 Festive RIDE (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) programs between November 23, 2019 and January 2, 2020. Officers arrested and charged 98 people for Impaired Driving related offences, while another 54 motorists were issued various Automatic Drivers’ Licence Suspensions after registering in the warning range on the approved roadside screening device. “It’s... Read More