Dozens of calls for crashes as snow wreaked havoc on Mississauga highways


Published March 20, 2024 at 1:51 pm

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A blast of snowy weather appears to have led to crashes on Mississauga roads this morning.

The Mississauga OPP had about 50 calls for service at one point in the morning, said OPP Sgt. Sami Nasr in a post on X today (March 20).

Mississauga and much of southern Ontario woke up to flurries this morning, which also made for slick driving conditions.

“It’s the first day of spring today but this morning you probably couldn’t tell with all the snow we had,” Nasr said. “At one point we had over 50 calls for service in our queue…”

The calls were on the OPP patrolled provincial highways, such as Highways 401 and 403 and the QEW, through Mississauga, he added. Some of the calls may have been for the same incident.

The snow appears to have tripped up drivers.

And there is more snow in the forecast for this afternoon, according to Environment and Climate Change Canada.

“Significant impacts on the afternoon commute are possible,” a travel advisory from Environment Canada notes. “Travel may be hazardous due to sudden changes in the weather. Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow.”

The OPP also hopes drivers will slow down and drive according to conditions.

“We have a key message for everybody here — please adjust your driving behaviour accordingly,” Nasr said. “Please be safe.”

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