First snow storm of season hits Toronto

15 centimetres of snow Monday, another 10 on Tuesday

Snow falling in downtown Toronto
Record breaking snowfall batters the GTA. Vatche Ayvazian/Toronto Observer

The OPP reported over 400 collisions within 24 hours during the city’s first major snowfall of the season.

Toronto saw snowfall sweeping through the Greater Toronto Area over the past few days with Environment Canada reporting 15 centimetres of snow on Monday and another 10 cm on Tuesday.

“Drivers have to be aware of the roads and how dangerous it can get during or after a snowfall,” Sgt. Alex Crews of The Toronto Police said.

According to the OPP, with the 400 collisions in Ontario, there were no serious injures reported. In one case, a vehicle collided with a home causing minor injuries to one person and damage to the front of the house according to media outlets. With the weather affecting everyone’s commute, the TTC kept crews on standby in case of weather disruptions and later into the day around 8 p.m. shuttle buses were used after the TTC tweeted they were closing Yonge-University line due to “weather conditions.”

Cory Stapher, 29, who uses the public transit everyday to go to work expressed his frustrations with the delay. “I’m outraged! With all the problems happening on the roads right now I can’t even go home because of this delay, I’ve been waiting 20 minutes for this shuttle bus and it’s taking forever.”

School buses were also cancelled and certain college’s and universities ended classes early as a result of the first snowfall in November.

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Posted: Nov 18 2019 4:44 pm
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