Socialize

RSS Feed

Roads still ‘treacherous’ after heavy snowfall in Toronto


Sunday has been a rough day on the roads thanks to heavy snowfall in Toronto.

Nearly 15 centimetres of snow fell in some parts the city as of 4 p.m., said Trudy Kidd, a meteorologist with Environment Canada.

Kidd said another centimetre of snow is expected this evening, meaning drivers should be cautious.

“With all the snow that’s fallen, combined with heavy winds, visibility may be reduced,” she said.

Toronto snow Sunday

Toronto residents are taking the snow in stride. (Paul Smith/CBC)

10 crashes in 10 minutes

Police received calls about 10 crashes in 10 minutes at about 9:00 a.m. ET., said Const. David Hopkinson.

Some of the crashes include a car smashing into a pole, a car sliding off the road and a car veering into a ditch.

At around 3:30 p.m., police tweeted that a snow plow hit a pole at Spadina Avenue and Queens Quay.

Snow plow hits pole

This snow plow brought down a pole at Spadina Avenue and Queens Quay W. (Adrian Cheung/CBC)

“The roads are still treacherous,” Hopkinson said on Sunday afternoon.

He urged motorists to slow down, take their time and adjust speeds to the conditions.

Earlier in the day, Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning for Toronto, saying the amount would be “significant.” The special weather statement ended at around 2:30 p.m.

Toronto snow Sunday

Toronto police are warning drivers to take it slow with the forecast calling for up to 10 centimetres of snow on Sunday. (Devin Heroux/CBC)

Flight cancellations, delays

Toronto’s Pearson International Airport reported that as of 2 p.m., more than 150 flights were cancelled, while others flights have been delayed

Toronto’s Pearson International Airport advised people flying on Sunday to check their flight status.

It said conditions at the airport are snowy and windy.

Toronto snow Sunday

Toronto’s Pearson International Airport is reporting that some flights have been cancelled while others have been delayed on Sunday. (Jonathan Castell/CBC)

Some GO buses half an hour late

GO Transit said in a tweet that the snow has affected all of its bus routes, with buses operating between 20 to 30 minutes late.

Meanwhile, the city said its trucks began salting main roads at 5 a.m. Sunday. A second round of salt was applied after that and its trucks have done local roads.

Toronto snow Sunday

Sidewalk salting and plowing is underway in Toronto. (Paul Smith/CBC)

Clean up operations and salting are set to continue overnight.

Plowing on expressways began at 10 a.m., plowing on main roads began at 11 a.m.

Local road plowing is set to begin around 6 p.m. and sidewalk salting and plowing are already underway.

Toronto snow Sunday

Toronto police are warning motorists that driving is treacherous in parts of the city with up to 10 centimetres of snow in the forecast. (Paul Smith/CBC)

CBC | Toronto News

None found.