Use common sense when snowy weather is expected to hit.

This is the message from the OPP as winter weather continues to hit Muskoka this week. Police say keep track of road conditions on the radio and online should be part of your routine before you hit the road. If you have to travel and driving conditions are bad officials say it’s important to slow down and give other vehicles plenty of space.

Police say the weekend snowfall kept officers busy with a few crashes reported on Muskoka roads.

And snowy weather isn’t the only danger on the roads this winter.

Last week the OPP was called to six wildlife-related crashes in and around Algonquin Park. Officials say deer are the biggest issue this time of year. Drivers need to watch the sides of the road during morning and evening commutes when deer are most active. If a deer jumps in front of your vehicle, police say it’s best to brake hard rather than trying to swerve.