Icy conditions closed Trans-Canada

Numerous traffic accidents, most caused by icy road conditions, closed the Trans-Canada Highway between Highway 71 and Vermilion Bay on Sunday, Kenora OPP reported.
Some 20 tractor-trailer units jackknifed and blocked the highway completely, police said, with tow trucks and cranes attending the scene.
None of these accidents resulted in life-threatening injuries, police added.
The highway was partially reopened to traffic around 4 p.m. on Sunday. It was fully reopened just before 9 p.m.
With winter on its way, police would like to remind motorists that it takes four times as much distance to stop on a slippery surface than on dry pavement.
Locking up brakes prevents you from steering properly, and many vehicles spin out on icy patches found in shaded areas as well as on curves and bridges.

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