Winter Driving Information

Know before you go

Drivers are urged to use extra caution during the winter season. Consult these regional sources of information before setting out onto the road.

Provincial highway conditions

Conditions for highways #21, #8 and #4 are provided by the Ministry of Transportation through the Ontario 511 program.

Twitter: @511Ontario
Phone: dial 5 1 1

Road closures and re-openings

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are solely responsible for deciding when to close or re-open a road under the Highway Traffic Act. The information for southwestern Ontario is available by following the OPP’s Twitter account. Anyone can view this information online; you do not need to have a Twitter account to see it.

Twitter: @OPP_COMM_WR

School bus cancellations and delays

In our region, this information is provided by Huron Perth Student Transportation Services.


Local radio stations

Our local radio media provide regular reports to the public using all of the above mentioned information sources.

AM 920 – CKNX
FM 101.7 – The One

Classic Rock 94.5
Country 104.9: Goderich
99.7 MyFM: Goderich
90.5 MyFM: Exeter

Video resources to help prepare for winter driving

Top 10 Tips to Prep for Winter Driving
Winter Tires Quiz: True or False?
Winter Driving Quiz: True or False?