Weather continues to wreak havoc with travelers

Provincial Police in Lambton have now set up two more warming centres for those caught in the ongoing winter storm to stay warm and use washroom facilities.

In addition to the earlier announcements of centre at Shores Recreation Centre on Amtelecom Parkway in Forest and the Community Hall and Fire Department on Egremont Road in Warwick Village, centres are now operational at the Legion on Erie Street in Wyoming and Centennial Hall in Watford.

Police are using four-wheel vehicles to respond to emergency calls for service only.

Lambton OPP is reiterating an earlier call for motorists to simply stay home.

"We are experiencing zero visibility in many locations across the county and with the snow and blowing snow, many of the roadways have become impassible," said Lambton OPP Inspector Fred Wessels.

Police say they will not be responding to property damage collisions or calls that are trivial in nature. Anyone involved in a property damage collision is asked to come to the OPP detatchment in Petrolia on Wednesday to file a report.

Meantime, more than 2,000 Hydro One customers in Lambton remain without power and could remain in the dark until late tomorrow. The affected area is inland from Mooretown to Brigden, Oil City and Oil Springs and south from Edy's Mills Line to the Kent Line between Mandaumin and Oakdale Road.

Also, EMS officials say they will not be able to respond to calls in remote areas of rural Lambton County until horrendous road conditions improve. They stress that three such calls on Monday were handled with the help of family doctors

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