Snow results in handful of police calls; school bus in ditch

Water Street during a snowstorm on Valentine's Day 2014. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

SD&G – SD&G O.P.P. has dealt with roughly 15 calls Monday morning as drivers try to adjust to a measurable snowfall in the region.

Environment Canada says we will get up to 10 centimeters (4 inches) of snow today.

Const. Joel Doiron told Cornwall Newswatch none of the issues have been serious, including a call around 9:23 a.m. where a school bus had to be pulled out of the ditch on County Road 25.

The bus was empty at the time when the driver lost control and went in the ditch on road near Green Valley.

There were no injuries to the driver.

Doiron says other vehicles will have to be pulled out later when the weather clears. He’s asking motorists to drive with extra caution and to be aware of tow trucks and police later on when the cleanup occurs.

A representative from the Cornwall Community Police Service was not immediately available.

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