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Dufferin County declares state of emergency

County resources have been exhausted after days of blowing snow

A state of emergency has been called in Dufferin County because of nasty winter weather.

For days now, the area has been hit with high winds and snowfall, causing blowing snow and dangerous driving conditions.

Over the weekend, there were hundreds of collisions on county roads and about 400 drivers were stranded and put up in temporary shelters.

Today, the blowing snow continues and with city resources maxed out, officials have decided to make the declaration.

Chief administrative officer Sonya Pritchard says the declaration allows the county to ask for assistance from the province.

Emergency Management Ontario will help with clearing the snow off the roads.

Eight county roads are closed today because of the conditions.

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  1. Karl Burgin posted on 01/29/2014 03:55 PM
    If the GTA mayors couldn't get the province to move quickly with the emergency financing, what hope have they?
    1. donny p. posted on 01/29/2014 08:19 PM
      @Karl Burgin Perhaps the GTA should have declared a state of emergency. No emergency, no money is needed.
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