Winter weather can be unpredictable, creating challenging driving conditions, especially in “snowbelt” regions. Drivers are urged to use extra caution during the winter season. Stay alert, slow down, and stay in control are the three keys to safe winter driving.
Know Before You Go
During winter months area radio stations provide regular announcements about school closures, bus delays and cancellations, weather and road conditions. This information may also be available on their websites and be useful in determining travel conditions. Please remember winter conditions can often change faster than the updates.
Local Radio Stations:
Environment Canada Weather:
- Goderich (Current conditions & forecasts)
- Wingham (Current conditions & forecasts)
- Exeter (Radar imagery)
Decisions on area road closures are determined by the Ontario Provincial Police, not our department. Always obey emergency road closing signs and barriers and follow the directions of any police officer. It's for your safety.
For information about conditions of roads maintained by the Ministry of Transportation within the County, please call their Traveller Information Service at 511 or visit their website at: www.ontario.ca/511.
Winter Road Conditions Reports are made available by the Ministry of Transportation during the winter months, from the end of October to April each year. For roads in this region they provide a Southwestern Ontario Road Conditions Report as well as an Interactive Map.
School Bus Cancellations and Delays
Slow down when you see the flashing blue light; it's important to let snowplow operators safely clear our roads. Be patient and stay well back when snowplows are out on the roads.