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 through the OPP’s X (formerly Twitter) accounts.



Significant Weather Events

When the County is experiencing weather that may affect our ability to maintain the County Roads at the service levels that road users would normally expect, we will declare a Significant Weather Event.

Learn more about Significant Weather Events.

Reduced Road Maintenance Standard

A ‘Reduced Road Maintenance Standard’ can be declared on a temporary basis in the event that resources are unable to be deployed under one or more of the following circumstances:

  1. Public Works is unable to deploy a full complement of staff due to a human health event preventing qualified staff and/or contractors from reporting to work.
  2. Public Works infrastructure is unavailable due to a catastrophic event disabling multiple units in the road maintenance fleet.
  3. An emergency has been declared by Huron County and/or one or more municipalities within Huron County requiring the support of Public Works staff and/or equipment to assist in life safety response.

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

Cool 94.5
Country 104.9: Goderich
Shoreline Classics FM
90.5 MyFM: Exeter

Snow plow safety

Stay safe this winter and follow these safety tips when approaching winter maintenance vehicles, such as snow plows and salt trucks.

Cover image for snow plow safety.

Severe Winter Weather Guide

Learn more about how you can be prepared for severe winter weather including tips, winter weather information, and winter driving information.

Cover picture of the Severe Winter Weather Guide

Video Resources

Top 10 Tips to Prep for Winter Driving

Winter Tires Quiz: True or False?

Winter Driving Quiz: True or False?