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Edmonton police respond to 191 collisions due to severe winter weather

11 collisions left motorists with injuries, police say

Edmonton collisions piled up with roads were covered in ice and snow on Thursday morning.

Kevin Tuong / Edmonton Freelance

Edmonton collisions piled up with roads were covered in ice and snow on Thursday morning.

Edmonton police have responded to 191 collisions as of 3:30 p.m. Thursday, which they attribute to ice and snowy roads.

According to a press release, 11 of the collisions resulted in injuries while 170 resulted in property damage. There were also 11 hit and runs. 

Police are urging Edmonton motorists to slow down and drive to conditions in order to avoid collisions.

“As the morning commute on icy and snow covered roads continues, motorists are reminded to slow down, drive for the road conditions and allow themselves extra time to reach their destination,” Edmonton police said in a release.

In a tweet, Edmonton Police emphasized that winter conditions need to be taken seriously.

"#yeg is not a level in Mario Kart. Our roads are not race tracks. There is no winner. And if you slip off the road, a Koopa won’t lift your vehicle and put you back on track within seconds. It’s about safety, patience, and planning."

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