TOW ZONE PILOT ON SECTIONS OF GREATER TORONTO AREA HIGHWAYSThe Ministry of Transportation has launched a restricted towing zones pilot on sections of provincial highways in the Greater Toronto Area. If you need assistance in a restricted towing zone:
- Call 911 if it is an emergency or if you are in a travelled lane and cannot safely move your vehicle to a safe location
- Call 511 if you are in a safe location and you need a tow (select the option for the Tow Zone Pilot)
- Only call 511 if you are in a restricted towing zone on a provincial highway (see map below).
ONTARIO 511 APPThe Ontario 511 app is now available to all drivers and includes additional features:
• Track my snow plow which will allow drivers to track the location of snow plows and salt trucks on provincial highways in Ontario
• Winter road condition information so drivers can see which roads are clear or covered in snow
• Weather warnings from Environment Canada to alert drivers of upcoming storms
• Up-to-date information on rest areas across the province
The app also provides footage from over 600 cameras and includes up-to-date traffic information on construction, collisions and road closures. The Ontario 511 app is available for free on the App Store and Google Play.