GTA getting another bout of snow as streak of winter weather continues

Published on : February 10, 2018 8:44 20




A special weather statement has been issued for Toronto and the GTA as another winter storm bears down on the region.

As per Environment Canada, the snow began falling this morning and will persist into the evening.Between 5 and 10 centimetres is expected to fall, though the highest amounts are most likely to be recorded in the Niagara Region.

The latest bout of winter weather comes after Toronto received 6.8 centimetres of snow Friday afternoon, wreaking havoc with the afternoon commute.

The messy weather won’t end with today’s snowfall either, as Environment Canada is predicting another two to four centrimetres of snow for Toronto on Sunday before a milder air mass moves in on Sunday night.

The special weather statement says, “There will be a lull in precipitation for much of the night before yet another disturbance moves into the area early Sunday morning.Several additional centimetres of snow are possible during the day Sunday. However, there is also a threat of some freezing rain and ice pellets.”

About 200 salt trucks, 600 snow plows and 300 sidewalk machines will be deployed to clear the roads as the snow falls.

Superintendent of Winter Operations Mark Mills said, “Our levels of service for plowing are 2.5 centimetres on the expressways, five on the main arterial roads and eight on the local roads. Sometimes during an event like this drivers will be on roads that have snow on them so pleased adjust your habits, slow down, give yourself more time and if you see our equipment out there give us the time and space necessary.We will get the job done and those roads will be back in good shape in no time.”