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OPP: The January Thaw

OPP: The January Thaw

LEEDS – There’s a saying in Canada that if you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes.

Almost every winter we see some sort of extreme fluctuations in temperature, a January thaw of sorts. One week, extreme sub-zero temperatures and the next, peaks on the positive side.

Leeds County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to 20 reports of vehicle collisions and traffic hazards in the last 72hrs.

The extreme negative numbers to a soar in the mercury prompts Leeds County OPP to remind everyone to use extra caution on the roads as they may not be as clear as they look. The sudden thaw leaves roads wet and run-off ensures de-icers are washed away. The overnight lows and crosswinds can cause ice to form relatively easy, disguising ice as black-top.

Please use caution and do not become another statistic.


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