Winter driving in Ontario

Driving safely in winter conditions and information about how Ontario maintains provincial highways.

Winter driving safety

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation's winter driving brochures are educational resources to help drivers prepare for winter driving conditions. They contain helpful information about driving safely in winter conditions, and winter road maintenance practices that drivers should be aware of.

Winter highway maintenance in Ontario

Learn more about the state-of-the-art technology and materials that are used to keep winter highway driving conditions safe.

Road conditions

Check the road conditions before you head out. has you covered online and on twitter at @511Ontario.

Winter highway maintenance service providers

Ontario has five different contractors that are responsible for maintaining Ontario's provincial highways in 20 different contract areas.

Winter highway maintenance action plan

The action plan is the next step in the ministry's plan to provide Ontarians with safe highway conditions for Winter 2015/2016 and beyond.

Response to Auditor General's report on winter highway maintenance

On April 29, 2015, the Auditor General released her report on Winter Maintenance. Read about how the ministry is already taking action on the recommendations.

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