With drastic changes in temperatures, the Durham Regional Police Service would like to advise residents to be cautious of ice on roadways, thin ice on lakes and streams, rapidly melting snow and slippery surfaces throughout the region.
As the warmer weather arrives, please ensure drainage grates in front of your home are clear from ice and snow to help prevent flooding.
Bodies of water (lakes, creeks and streams) can become dangerous as weather conditions change. Water could be flowing rapidly under a thin veil of ice and flooding is a risk. Parents should advise children to stay clear of open water when playing outdoors, as well as unstable stream embankments, lake shores, ponds and fast-flowing rivers. Kids should always play with a buddy.
Roadways can also become unpredictable as melted snow turns to ice overnight. A road that you travelled on yesterday may have ice on it today due to melting and freezing. Use caution while driving and be aware of the driving conditions when travelling.
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