Cornwall collision center busy during snowstorm

In this February 2014 file photo, a snowplow heads up Cotton Mill St. in Cornwall. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

CORNWALL/SD&G – It seems that drivers around Cornwall are having some problems getting used to the first real dose of winter weather.

Up to 30 centimeters of snow is expected to blanket the Cornwall area by later tonight as a nor’easter moves into the area.

Outlying areas of SD&G could see 15-25 centimeters by the time the storm is finished.

A spokesperson for the Cornwall Collision Reporting Center says they have had “quite a few people” coming in for crashes and fender benders.

Cornwall police Sgt. Dave MacLean says there was one collision Wednesday morning involving a snowplow where “a driver tried to avert a collision and ended up having a collision with a snowplow.”

There were no injuries.

“Overall, not a bad day with the snow,” MacLean said.

As of Wednesday afternoon, drivers appeared to have things under control in the counties.

“It’s been good. We haven’t heard of any serious issues with the roads,” said SD&G O.P.P. Const. Joel Doiron.

The officer says things could change though as a second batch of snow moves into the area tonight and the wind picks up.

Environment Canada is calling for another 10 centimeters of snow tonight and the wind will gust to 50 km/h causing blowing snow.

Doiron says drivers just need to be cautious and maybe give travel a second thought if they don’t need to be on the roads tonight.

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