That first taste of winter across the region has kept South Bruce OPP busy.
In a 24-hour period from Noon Thurdsay until noon today, South Bruce OPP officers responded to 15 crashes.
One was a fatal crash in Carrick Township, two crashes resulted in non-life-threatening injuries and 12 were property damage only.
OPP say five people have died in crashes this week across the southern portion of the province.
"It's frustrating to see this year after year; lives put at risk because drivers don't adjust their driving during winter months, especially during the first snowfall," says Acting Inspector Wayne Thompson, the Detachment Commander for the South Bruce OPP. "I realize that motorists can encounter some brutal conditions in the lee of Lake Huron, but the fact of the matter is roads and weather don't cause crashes – drivers do. There’s no better defense for winter driving than to adjust your speed before you have a problem. Remember: if you see snow, go slow"