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Police advise drivers to stay off County roads; schools closing

UPDATE 2p.m.: County Road 10 reopened. OPP continue to advise motorists to staff of roads if possible due to blowing snow.

 

Prince Edward Ontario Provincial Police are advising motorists to stay off the roads due to white out conditions reducing visibility to zero at times.

Constable Patrick Menard says emergency vehicles were on the scene of a four vehicle collision on County Road 10. County Road 10 is closed between Miller Road and Milford.

All schools in Prince Edward County are closing due to deteriorating weather conditions. Parents/guardians are being called and are being asked to pick up their children. School staff will remain on-site until all students are picked up.

Environment Canada’s snow squall warning remains in effect.

Squalls have been developing off Lake Ontario and are affecting portions of the County. Snow squalls are expected to gradually shift southward tonight as winds become more westerly.

Local snowfall amounts are expected to reach 15cm and more throughout the County today.

Prince Edward County Fire and Rescue remind homeowners to make sure their furnace exhaust vents are kept clear.

If there are any PVC pipes coming out of your house, you want to make sure they are cleared out with a shovel. These pipes are the exhaust pipes for your home’s furnace. In snowstorms like this snow could quickly block them, preventing poisonous carbon monoxide gas from leaving the home.

That carbon monoxide that usually exhausts out – seeps back into your home and can affect you and your family unknowingly.

Carbon monoxide has no smell, taste or color – so a CO detector is vital to have in every home.

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  1. Michelle says:

    Speeds in residential areas and Main St are way out of control. But there seems to be no deterent. Time to approach our Police Services Board.

  2. Mark says:

    With all this, a need to drive down Paul St at 70 km in whiteouts! Crazy world out there. It’s a very busy world I suppose.

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