401 through Durham a sheet of ice this morning; MTO defends response to Winter storm

Highway 401 between Oshawa and Pickering was a complete disaster this morning.

A number of crashes were reported on the roadway which drivers described as an ice rink.

Where was the salt brine? Where were the salt trucks?

The Ministry of Transportation argues the brief, yet heavy, Winter storm wasn't in the forecast but a preliminary review shows crews responded appropriately.

It says salt brine could be applied because of the freezing temperatures and that salt was eventually put down.