Weather blamed for series of crashes including school bus in Northumberland County: OPP

Weather is being blamed for a series of crashes in Northumberland County on Monday morning, including one involving a school bus.

According to Northumberland OPP, around 9 a.m., emergency crews responded to a school bus crash just east of Bewdley in the area of Oak Ridges Drive and Halstead Beach Road.

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OPP said a bus was found in the ditch, however, all 15 students onboard at the time were not injured.

A replacement school bus had arrived to pick up the students by 9:35 a.m.

OPP also issued a warning about weather conditions following two transport truck crashes on Highway 401.

One incident occurred in the westbound lanes between county roads 45 and 18, east of Cobourg, when a transport struck a guard rail. No injuries were reported.

In another incident around 11 a.m., two westbound tractor-trailers collided near the exit east of Newtonville. One of the vehicles jack-knifed on the highway and blocked the lanes; the other left the highway and crashed into a tree. No injuries were reported in the crash.

“If you need to venture out give yourself plenty of time, adjust your driving habits accordingly, expect delays & exercise patience,” stated Northumberland OPP Const. Kim Johnston.

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