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  Ice Storm Keeping Police Busy

Dec 22, 2013 19:52 ET

Durham Regional Police have been very busy fielding calls from the public and responding to numerous reports of downed hydro lines and intersections without power. We want to thank the public for their patience and understanding as we work through these issues.

There haven’t been a lot of motor vehicle collisions as many people are staying off the roads or have adjusted their driving behaviours. Don’t forget to treat intersection as four way stops if the lights are not working.

Hydro crews have been working very hard to restore power in all areas and police officers continue to attend intersections for traffic control and keep citizens away from downed lines until they can be repaired. The rain and snow are expected to continue Sunday afternoon and high winds are predicted for later tonight.

The DRPS is asking motorists to stay off the roads unless necessary. If you must drive, make sure you have removed all ice from your windows, that your headlights are clear of dirt or snow, that you have topped up your windshield wiper fluid level and that you have an emergency kit in your trunk, including flares and a blanket.

On late Sunday afternoon, a Region Works truck was westbound on Kingston Road, just west of Harwood Avenue when the curb lane collapsed. All westbound traffic has been shut down in this area and we ask that motorists avoid the area. No injuries were reported.

Additional information about warming sites in your area can be found on the website of your local municipality. Engridge Gas also has excellent safety information available at: https://www.enbridgegas.com/footer/customer-service-updates.aspx

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