Messy storm to hit southern Ontario

THORNHILL, ON, Feb. 22, 2016 /CNW/ - A mix of rain, freezing rain and snow could make for a slow and messy commute across southern Ontario later this week.

CAA South Central Ontario (CAA SCO) is reminding drivers to change their mindset and technique when maneuvering through snow, slush and ice.

CAA SCO's winter driving tips:

  • Check your local weather forecast before heading out.
  • Plan your route and give yourself extra travel time.
  • Dress appropriately for the weather.
  • Clear all the snow and ice from your vehicle.
  • Top up windshield washer fluid.
  • Drive according to the road conditions.
  • Pay attention behind the wheel.

Remember to keep the following items in your vehicle during the winter months: ice scraper and snow brush, shovel, windshield washer fluid, booster cables, flashlight and extra batteries, blankets, extra clothing and footwear, first aid kit, snacks, smart phone and charger.

On an average winter day, CAA SCO dispatches service to approximately 3,000 members. During a snowstorm, the number of service calls usually doubles.

Meanwhile, a change in weather or car trouble can happen when you least expect it. When it does, members can track their roadside service request using CAA Service Tracker. Download the CAA App to enable Service Tracker when you need it.

For over a hundred years, CAA has been helping Canadians stay mobile, safe and protected. CAA South Central Ontario is one of nine auto clubs across Canada providing roadside assistance, travel, insurance services and member savings for our 2 million members.

SOURCE CAA South Central Ontario

For further information: Silvana Aceto, Media and PR Consultant, CAA SCO,, Office: (905) 771-3194, Cell: (416) 209-4930; or Jeff LeMoine, Communications Consultant, CAA SCO,, Office: (905) 771-4709, Cell: (416) 254-0641.


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