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City snowplows sent out to clear East York roads

By Jamie Anderson | Posted: Feb 9 2013 2:26 pm

Snowplow clears intersection of Pape and Cosburn avenues  during storm lull around 4 p.m. Friday.

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Snowplow clears intersection of Pape and Cosburn avenues during storm lull around 4 p.m. Friday.

The much anticipated snow storm hit Toronto Friday morning and as expected, driving in the city was a challenge.

In East York, many of the main roads were plowed every few hours, but the residential streets were left uncleared for most of the day.

Some snow drifts reached over two thirds of a metre high in local crosswalks, making it difficult for cars to make turns on and off of those streets.

The City of Toronto has an automated telephone message that says “the city is working to plow the local roads,” and that “the work will continue over the next 18 hours due to ongoing weather conditions.”

Around 4 p.m. Friday, some of the residential streets began to see plows near Pape Avenue, but some are still waiting.

“All local roads are not expected to be completed until Saturday daytime,” says the city of Toronto’s message.

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By: Jamie Anderson
Posted: Feb 9 2013 2:26 pm | Last updated: Feb 9 2013 11:27 pm
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