OPP responds to over 350 snow-related crashes in the GTA over the weekend

OPP says there's been over 350 snow-related crashes in the GTA on the weekend. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Lars Hagberg

TORONTO – Provincial police say the winter weather is factoring into a steady increase of crashes in Greater Toronto Area this weekend.

Sgt. Kerry Schmidt says officers responded to over 350 crashes in the GTA within 24 hours starting on Saturday afternoon.

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Most of Ontario is under an extreme cold weather alert and the southern half of the province received a fresh blanket of snow on Saturday night.

Schmidt has been posting the increasing number of collisions on GTA roads on Twitter.

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One of the crashes saw a vehicle lose control in the snow, hitting a transport truck that then rolled into a ditch.

Schmidt says no one was injured in the crash, but other drivers might not be as lucky if they’re not careful.

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