OPP have closed several roads in midwestern Ontario as a result of high winds, blowing snow and poor visibility.

As of Tuesday afternoon a number of roads remain closed across the region, and motorists are being urged to stay off the roads.

Closed in Grey County:

  • Grey Rd. 16 from Grey-Bruce Line to Highway 6 and Highway 10
  • Grey Bruce Line from Highway 21 south to Grey Road 25
  • Highway 21 from Springmount (Highway 6) to Alvanley
  • Grey Rd. 3 from Highway 21 south to Grey Road 25
  • Grey Rd. 7 from Meaford to Grey Rd. 13 Kimberley (Meaford/Grey Highlands)
  • Grey Rd. 40 from Grey-Bruce Townline to Hwy. 6 (Chatsworth)
  • Grey Rd. 5 from Grey-Bruce Townline to city limits of Owen Sound (Georgian Bluffs)
  • Grey Rd. 18 from Hwy. 21 (Georgian Bluffs) to Grey Rd. 29 (Meaford)
  • Grey Rd. 11 from Hwy. 26 south to Grey Rd. 18 (Meaford)
  • Grey Rd. 15 from city limits of Owen Sound to Hwy. 26 (Meaford)
  • Grey Rd. 1 from city limits of Owen Sound to Wiarton (Georgian Bluffs)
  • Grey Rd. 17, Grey Rd. 17B, Grey Rd. 17A, Grey Rd. 170 (Georgian Bluffs)
  • Highway 26 from 7th Line to Concession 10/Grey Road 5 (Meaford)

In the City of Owen Sound, police closed a section of 8th Street East from 9th Avenue East to 28th Avenue East due to unsafe conditions, but it was reopened early Tuesday evening.

Closed in Bruce County:

  • All roads on the Bruce Peninsula
  • Bruce Road 23 from Bruce Road 15 to Bruce Road 20
  • Bruce Road 3 from Highway 9 Mildmay to Highway 21
  • Bruce Road 86 from Lucknow to Amberley
  • Bruce Road 10 from Alvanley to Hepworth
  • Grey-Bruce Line from Scone to Alvanley
  • Bruce Road 8 from Hepworth to Sauble Beach

OPP are reminding motorists that driving on a closed roadway is an offence that could net them a $110 fine and three demerit points.

Police are also offering a number of tips if you must be out on the roads during poor conditions including:

  • Stay alert, slow down and stay in control
  • Keep your fuel tank sufficiently full - at least half a tank is recommended
  • Carry a winter survival kit with items such as a shovel, blanket and warm clothes, booster cables, a flashlight and food
  • Have your vehicle serviced regularly and consider using winter tires
  • Make sure the windows on your vehicle are clear of ice and snow and ensure your windshield wiper fluid is topped up
  • Whenever visibility is poor, turn on the vehicle’s full lighting system
  • If you get stuck or stranded, stay in your vehicle, ensure the exhaust pipe is clear of any snow and call for help
  • Check weather and road conditions before heading out

Up-to-date road conditions for provincial highways can be found at: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/traveller/trip/

For all the latest watches and warnings from Environment Canada visit: http://london.ctvnews.ca/weather