Toronto police have now declared the roads in the Greater Toronto Area as safe after the Wednesday storm that brought 23 centimetres of snow coverage in certain parts of the city.
While the mainstreets are plowed, work still continues in clearing the side streets. Salt trucks are out, but most of the major plowing is done, says Peter Noehammer, Toronto’s director of transportation services.
On Feb. 5, police responded to collisions causing property damage and injuries, involving 232 cars, according to Const. Clint Stibbe, speaking on CBC Radio’s Metro Morning the next day.
“Every one of those was preventable,” he said. “Unfortunately driver error always attributes to collisions. Everyone says it’s an accident. But an accident is something that you can’t prevent.”