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Ontario issues winter driving reminder

TORONTO, Ont. -- The provincial government has issued a reminder to motorists to plan ahead and be prepared for win...


TORONTO, Ont. — The provincial government has issued a reminder to motorists to plan ahead and be prepared for winter driving conditions.

Among other things, drivers are being reminded to:

– keep a winter survival kit in their vehicles that includes a shovel, extra clothing, candles and matches
– plan ahead and check current road and weather conditions
– changing trip plans if a storm is expected.

The Ministry of Transportation has also published regional phone numbers drivers can call for regional road condition updates:

Toronto 416 235-4686
Central Ontario 1 800 268-4686
Southwestern Ontario 1 800 265-5407
Eastern Ontario 1 877 401-8777
Northern Ontario 1 800 461-9523
Northwestern Ontario – Sault Ste. Marie District 1 800 340-2454
Northwestern Ontario – Thunder Bay District 1 800 465-5032

For the most recent road conditions across the province, call MTO Info toll-free at 1 800 268-4686.


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