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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.
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.
Spadina Av + Queens Quay
-Snow plow struck pole
-Live wires down
-Wires touching plow
-Roads closed in area
“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.
Just one of over 300 wrecks from today in the #GTA
Poor roads or weather conditions do not cause crashes…drivers who dont adjust do?? pic.twitter.com/V3qN1yovyA
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’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.
We continue to experience snow & windy conditions at #YYZ. Please take time on the roads & check flight info before heading to the airport.
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.
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.
Plan ahead. Give yourself some extra time. All bus routes impacted. Trains are doing well in the conditions so far https://t.co/NvqaYooFcQ
When shovelling snow, please don’t push snow out onto the roads. This is dangerous and hampers snow clearing operations.
All 200 salt trucks are currently out. You can follow them in real-time at https://t.co/0PN12wjHDM