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Guelph police respond to 38 weather-related collisions since Thursday

The first snow fall of the season had a significant impact on Guelph police resources. Police said they responded to 38 collisions between Thursday and Saturday.

Majority of collisions involved property damage

The first snow of the season had a significant impact on Guelph police as they responded to 38 collisions between Thursday and Saturday. (Travis McEwan/CBC)

Thursday's snowy weather took a toll on police resources in Guelph as police responded to almost 40 collisions in three days.

Guelph police said in a release Saturday that between 1 p.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. Saturday, police responded to 38 collisions including:

  • 31 that involved property damage, but no injuries. 
  • 3 that did involve injuries, but none were serious or life-threatening.
  • 3 hit-and-run collisions.
  • And one fatality.

"Please think of these numbers when the next snow days occur," the release said. "It's not sufficient just to slow down."

Guelph police said that during poor weather conditions, divers need to increase distance between vehicles while driving and to give themselves extra time.