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Canada Snow falls in Toronto overnight, slippery morning commute ahead

14:45  02 december  2019
14:45  02 december  2019 Source:   globalnews.ca

Fast-moving storm to hit Greater Toronto Area Friday morning

  Fast-moving storm to hit Greater Toronto Area Friday morning "The snowfall rates of one or two centimetres per hour during the heart of the morning rush is the big problem.""Snow will begin before most of us wake up in the morning and continue until just before noon," Global News Chief Meteorologist Anthony Farnell warned.

The City of Toronto says salting operations continued overnight with two to three rounds applied to main roads and one round to local roads. Environment Canada said 11 centimetres of snow fell at Toronto Pearson Airport, making it the largest accumulating snowfall of the season.

Give yourself extra time Friday morning to clear the wet, heavy snow that fell overnight from your front steps, the sidewalk, and your car. As the city got

a car covered in snow: A photo of Victoria Park Avenue near Highway 401 as overnight snow has fallen in Toronto. © Kamil Karamali / Global News A photo of Victoria Park Avenue near Highway 401 as overnight snow has fallen in Toronto.

Snow has fallen overnight in Toronto and the surrounding GTA areas bringing with it a slippery and hazardous morning commute.

Environment Canada has issued a Winter Weather Travel Advisory for early this morning.

READ MORE: ‘Skating rink’ roads blamed for fatal crash, multiple collisions in southern Ontario

"An area of moderate snowfall is affecting areas near Lake Ontario including the Greater Toronto Area early this morning. Accumulations of up to 5 cm or so are possible," the statement read.

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The City of Toronto says salting operations continued overnight with two to three rounds applied to main roads and one round to local roads. Environment Canada said 11 centimetres of snow fell at Toronto Pearson Airport, making it the largest accumulating snowfall of the season.

Snow is causing hazardous driving conditions for the second consecutive morning commute . The National Weather Service said a winter weather The weather service predicted snowfall rates of up to 1 inch an hour overnight and an accumulation of 2 to 5 inches. The light snow that fell Tuesday

Environment Canada said the snow should taper off at 6 a.m.

The Ontario Provincial Police, just before 6 a.m. Monday, has already reported multiple collisions across the GTA this morning and are warning motorists to "always drive according to the weather conditions."

OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said police are dealing with about 20 collisions on 400-series highways this morning. However, in the last 24 hours there were about 500 crashes, Schmidt said.

Tough commute in Toronto with subway closure, hundreds of collisions

  Tough commute in Toronto with subway closure, hundreds of collisions Subway service is shut down on a portion of Line 2 on Monday morning after a small fire on the tracks near Dundas West station.   Shuttle buses are running as large crowds are being forced out of the subway. According to the TTC, about 40 people were forced to walk through a subway tunnel after one train was evacuated due to the fire. Crews are now assessing the damage and have no estimate as to when service will be back up and running.

That created a slippery morning commute , with some reports of accidents on slick roads. Some schools also delayed opening to give students time to get to class. Snow was expected to continue in Spokane and Whitman counties until later Wednesday. The National Weather Service says a strong

Follow on. Toronto . Overnight winter storm will slow morning commute . A man walks along the street carrying his shovel during a snow storm in Toronto on Friday, Feb.

"It's going to take you a little longer to get to where you're going," Schmidt said via periscope. "If you were parked outside last night, there's going to be ice on your windows, there's also going to be on top of that ice."

Southern Ontario was slammed with mixed precipitation on Sunday as rain, ice pellets and snow caused numerous crashes, some fatal in the St. Catharine's and Kingston areas.

READ MORE: 1 dead after crash involving 30 to 40 vehicles shuts down part of Hwy. 401 near Kingston

The City of Toronto said plows and salters have been out on main roads throughout the overnight hours in response to the additional snowfall and will continue into the morning rush hour.

The Toronto District School Board said buses are running and schools are open on Monday despite there being likely delays.

Police Are Warning GTA Drivers To Stay Home Today After Hours Of Collisions .
You might want to call it a snow day.“Be safe on the roads today and stay home if you can. This morning we have already had 40 calls for collisions in only 3 hours. Slow down, take your time and be courteous to other drivers,” police warned on Twitter.

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