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Police close road due to worsening weather conditions

Durham Regional Police Service (DRPS) yesterday had to take the unusual step of closing a road in Pickering due to bad weather conditions.

Environment Canada had forecast snow accumulations of up to 10 cm and wind gusts of up to 70 kmh on Thursday (see weather story below).

Police said they closed of the westbound lanes of Bayly Street between Liverpool Road and Brock Road in the City of Pickering “due to deteriorating road conditions”.

The road was later reopened to traffic.

Speeding unabated

Worsening conditions or not, drivers seemed to still speed going by those stopped by the police.

“With the impending bad weather you may be in a rush to get home. But please do it safely and don’t go 102 in a 50kmh residential area or you will lose your licence for 30 days and have your car impounded for 14 [days] as a driver in Oshawa found out, said a police alert.

Shortly after, another was reported speeding by the same officer.

Well it looks like I spoke too soon as another driver is being charged with stunt driving by the same DRPS Central East Division Roadway Safety Officer for going 99 in a 50kmh zone, the officer said.

Meanwhile, North Division officers continued enforcment.

One driver charged for disobey stop sign – fail to stop in Scugog. “Please come to a complete stop at stop signs,” they said.

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