News OPP reminding drivers of dangers of spring driving SHARE ON: Patrick Grapes, staff Thursday, Mar. 14th, 2019 Flooding on a street in Minden Hills in 2017 (Kenny Trenton) Winter may be on its way out soon, but you’ll still have to drive to the conditions. The OPP is reminding people that the spring weather brings its own unique driving challenges. Melting, freezing, snow, rain and flooding are all things you’ll have to soon deal with while out on the roads, all of which take a serious toll on them. The OPP says wet roads can turn into ice rinks without notice, while deep puddles can cause hydroplaning leading to loss of control or hide damaging potholes. That means driving slowly and always being ready for changing conditions. If you do end up blowing a tire something the OPP says you need to make sure your vehicle is pulled as far off the road as possible and that your four-way flashers are on. Whenever possible the police encourage drivers to call for help with a disabled vehicle, whether that’s a professional service or a friend.