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Provincial police give motorists a failing grade after recent storm

Snow batters the GTA in a recent storm that saw more than 250 car accidents in southern Ontario.

Ontario Provincial Police officials say they’re giving motorists in southwestern Ontario a failing grade after the recent storm.

Officers responded to more than 270 motor-vehicle incidents between 8 a.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. Thursday as the winter storm blew through the area.

Police said they were kept extremely busy responding to one call after another as vehicles continued to strike each other and run off the roadway into the ditch.

The only silver lining according to police? That there were no reports of serious injury or death during the 24-hour period.

The Friday morning drive will be much better than Thursday’s, as there is very little snow on the ground.

Ramps, bridges, parking lots and sidewalks are all still very slippery, however.

The storm is being blamed for a single death in Canada, after a man in his 70s collapsed while shovelling snow in Toronto’s west end.

The city ended up with nearly 15 centimetres of snow downtown and ten at Pearson Airport.

There are very few flights cancelled at Pearson Friday, a far cry from the numerous flights that were cancelled over the last several days.

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