OPP Sergeant pleased by low calls for service
A joint investigation between the Huntsville and Bracebridge OPP has led the arrest of two men on drug charges. (Doug Crosse)
If OPP Sergeant Jason Folz could give a letter grade out to Muskoka drivers it would be a good one.
He says over the course of the two-day storm there were just three crashes reported in Bracebridge and one in Huntsville.
But, he points out, drivers are used to the conditions now.
“We’re now in February. We’re months into the winter driving season,” he says. “We’re used to this stuff now. If this is the kind of snow we got for the first snow then yeah, there would be 500 crashes.”
Environment Canada predicted nearly 40 cm of snow over a 24-hour period from yesterday to today.
He says getting the word out through the media is the other important piece, giving people plenty of warning about what is to come.
“I think those warnings really do work,” he admits. “As far as stay home, it’s going to be terrible out. Don’t go out unless you have to and I think it does work as far as that goes.”
While total stats were not available for collisions in the Toronto area, the OPP tweeted at one point yesterday that they were responding to 30 crashes at the same time.