Toronto Under Extreme Cold Warning As Cleanup From Major Winter Storm Continues

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Published on : January 30, 2019 11:45




Toronto is under an extreme cold warning one day after being hit by a major winter storm that crews are still cleaning up from.

Toronto is under an extreme cold warning one day after being hit by a major winter storm that crews are still cleaning up from.

The snow started falling in the GTA at around noon on Monday and continued well into the overnight hours.

Environment Canada says that 33 centimetres of snow had fallen at Pearson International Airport by early Tuesday morning with about 20 centimetres of snow falling in downtown Toronto.

The snowfall totals outside the city varied from about 13 centimetres in Durham Region to as much as 26 centimetres in Hamilton.

In the wake of the snow, Environment Canada says that “a frigid arctic air mass and strong winds” will hover over the city with wind chill values of – 30 to – 35 possible overnight.

The heavy snowfall late Monday and early Tuesday morning created dangerous driving conditions and resulted in numerous school and bus cancellations across the GTA.

At one point on Monday night, police closed the northbound lanes of the Don Valley Parkway in order to remove a number of stalled vehicles from the roadway and to allow plows to clear the surface of snow and ice.

The highway eventually reopened just before 5 a.m.

Ontario Provincial Police Sgt. Kerry Schmidt told CP24 on Tuesday morning that there have been about 300 collisions reported on OPP-patrolled roads in the GTA over the last 24 hours, including a jackknifed tractor-trailer on Hwy.

401 that has resulted in a full closure of the westbound lanes at Thickson Road in Whitby and a partial closure of the eastbound lanes.



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