Motorists are being urged to drive with caution after due to icy roads and blowing snow in the GTA, Thursday.
In Toronto, the collector lanes of the westbound Gardiner Expressway were closed for around an hour between Islington and Kipling avenues.
A collision also closed westbound Lake Shore Boulevard West at Ellis Avenue for most of the morning rush.
Salt is being blown off road. May only be partially effective. Drive with caution, keep speeds down.
— Clint Stibbe (@TrafficServices) January 31, 2013
Peel police reported numerous crashes, including one near Goreway and Deerhurst drives in Brampton which sent a two-and-a-half-year-old boy to hospital with head injuries.
25 collisions within our region at this time, numerous icy road complaints. Salters are working hard out there to get to the problem areas
— Peel Regional Police (@PeelPoliceMedia) January 31, 2013
Police also said buses and vehicles weren’t even able to get uphill in some places because road conditions were so poor.
Environment Canada issued a a snow squall warning for Toronto, including parts of the GTA and cottage country.