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Scott Gardner,Hamilton Spectator file photo Slippery road conditions due to black ice have caused several accidents in the area and at least one serious crash in west Hamilton.

Slippery roads from ice and snow are to blame for a serious collision that took the life of one person in Ancaster Sunday evening and caused a number of other minor traffic incidents in the city.

Hamilton police Staff Sgt. Marty Schulenberg said one person is dead after a crash on Fiddler’s Green Road, between Garner and Book roads Sunday around 6:45 p.m. involving two vehicles.

Two others in that collision were transported by ambulance to Hamilton General Hospital, according to Hamilton EMS paramedics. The nature of their injuries was unknown.

Police would not release any more information on the death or the crash until next of kin are notified.

Fiddler’s Green remained closed as of 9 p.m. for the police investigation into the crash. No time was given for when the road would reopen.

“Road conditions are very slippery as a result of the snow we’ve had over the last couple of hours,” Schulenberg said Sunday evening. “Road conditions are definitely slippery and icy.”

Police attended a number of other traffic incidents in the Ancaster and Flamborough area around the same time, he said.

Others were reported in Burlington, mainly along Highway 6, the 403 and on Dundas Street (Highway 5), but none of those resulted in serious injuries, according to Halton police.

Provincial police reminded people to drive with caution and according to road conditions.

Hamilton’s fire department says it was also extremely busy responding to collisions.

Source: The Hamilton Spectator