Winter-Weather Causing Problems On Area Roadways

Essex County OPP is asking motorists to slow down after poor road conditions have resulted in numerous accidents over the past several hours.

After heavy rains turned to snow mid-day Thursday driving conditions have deteriorated rapidly. Conditions are unlikely to improve as more snow is expected into the the evening.

Police say a clean-up is under way after a collision involving a tractor-trailer on Hwy. 401 east-bound near County Rd 31. 

The truck's fuel tank was punctured after it jack-knifed — Ministry of Environment cleanup crews remain on the scene.

Driving too fast for road conditions is the number one cause of winter collisions, according to OPP. 

Motorists should allow extra time to get to and from their destination.  Tune into AM800 News for up to date weather conditions.