The collisions happened between 4-6 p.m., and many of them could have been avoided with due care on the part of the drivers, said police in a news release. It was a clear, sunny day with no visibility issues.
At intersections, bridges and parking lots there were icy spots that appeared because of the recent cold weather and vehicles spinning their tires creating friction which melts snow that then freezes.
Drivers in Northern Ontario must be aware of this, and motorists are responsible to compensate for these conditions, said police.
It is clear that the recent cold weather has left slippery spots that require drivers:
-to reduce speed.
-to create extra stopping distances.
-to increase eye lead or looking far ahead on the roadway to anticipate other traffic and road conditions.
-to have patience. Give yourself enough time to get where you are going so there is no need to rush.
Drivers are reminded it is their responsibility to drive with due care and attention to others and the road conditions.