Region digs out

Lascelle photo, Nation Valley New

This tractor trailer wound up in the 401 median yesterday, near Cornwall. Courtesy photo by Shana Cook

CHESTERVILLE — The region began digging out from 10 to 15 centimetres of snow that fell overnight, Sunday to Monday (Nov. 20-21).

School buses were cancelled Monday morning for the first snow day of the 2016-17 season, and the sudden arrival of wintry weather resulted in several traffic incidents on local roads. The SD&G OPP, having responded to 99 collisions or ditched vehicles by that morning, urged caution as emergency personnel, toe-truck operators and officers tended to the scenes.

Three minor injuries were recorded as a result of accidents arising from the weekend snowstorm — until yesterday evening when one man lost his life and another went to hospital with series injuries. The men were trying to help another vehicle out of the ditch near Osnabruck Centre Nov. 21 when another motorist lost control on County 18 and struck them.

Some additional snow fell through Monday, with temperatures remaining below freezing and a 30 percent chance of flurries today (Tuesday, Nov. 22), according to Environment Canada. School buses have also resumed running today.

Nation Valley News captured this scene along County Rd. 43, outside Chesterville, on Monday morning, Nov. 21. No one was hurt as the vehicle left the roadway and landed on its side in the ditch. Lascelle photo, Nation Valley News

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