EPS report 88 collisions after first major snowfall

Police say the roads are icy and blowing snow is reducing visibility in the area.

As the Edmonton area deals with heavy snow, drivers are being encouraged to drive with extreme caution. 

According to the Edmonton Police Service, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday, 88 collisions were reported to them — including three accidents involving injuries, 14 hit-and-runs, and 71 crashes that damaged property.

In light of the high amount of accidents - Police have sent out a few tips for drivers to stay safe:

  • Make sure the vehicle is completely cleared of snow
  •  Turn your lights on
  •  Reduce speed and increase spacing
  •  Check 511 for updated road reports
  •  Budget extra time for travel
  •  Pack a winter survival kit

The snowfall warning remains in effect for the city of Edmonton.

 

 

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