THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO ~~~~~ January 14, 2022 (LSNews) Community Services Coordinator, Sergeant Mike Golding is reporting Being stuck on the roadside turned into a dangerous situation for one Truck Driver on January 10, 2022. After a breakdown occurred on Highway 17 between Ignace and Dryden, the individual spent 24 hours without heat before contacting the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) for assistance. Officers from Dryden detachment were able to assist by transporting the individual to a local hotel.
This was one of many calls from stranded motorists that were received by North West Region OPP over the past few days. Whether you are stuck for two hours or 24 hours, it is crucial to be prepared in case of emergency. Those who are driving through adverse weather conditions should follow safe winter driving practices, wear proper clothing and bring a survival kit.
There are three key elements to safe winter driving. Motorists are advised of the following safety tips to help everyone arrive at their destination safely.
The following is a list of some recommended items to carry in your vehicle:
To check on road conditions before your trip you can call 5-1-1. The Ministry of Transportation's Traveller Information Services provides road information for provincial highways in Ontario by telephone at 5-1-1 or online with accessible information on the MTO Ontario 511 website at www.ontario.ca/511
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