Police kept busy in storm’s aftermath

The SD&G OPP sign at detachment headquarters in Long Sault. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

SDG — This late winter snowstorm has kept local OPP officers busy with calls for service on area roadways.

By late morning today, SD&G OPP and Highway Safety Division officers had responded to 66 calls (17 in Stormont, 16 in Dundas and 33 in Glengarry) in the aftermath of the substantial snowfall received yesterday and overnight.

The tally included the collision of three tractor-trailer units on the eastbound lanes of Highway 401 in South Glengarry . That incident, occurring just after 10 a.m. near Boundary Rd., resulted in the temporary closure of the eastbound 401 at that location, which re-opened shortly before 1 p.m. Police report no injuries or spills resulting from this particular crash — on the same provincial highway that remains closed near Kingston after a pile-up of transport trucks and other vehicles led to a chemical spill and the death of truck driver yesterday.

Police advise that adverse weather conditions continue to affect the area and urge motorists to be careful and pay attention to emergency personnel and towing operators tending to accident scenes.

The storm dumped up to 40 cm of snow on Cornwall by this morning, according to an Environment Canada weather summary, although the reported number was closer to 20 cm in many of the outlying communities.

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