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As storm cleanup continues, city estimates it will cost $4 million

TORONTO, Ont. – The recovery is still underway here in Toronto, after Mother Nature dumped approximately 30 cm on much of Southern Ontario Friday.

A walk or drive on some of the city streets will tell you that things have not returned to normal, as plows continue to try and clear all the snow.

With city crews overwhelmed, it could be until Sunday before all the side streets are cleared and salted.

The cost of the cleanup has been estimated at approximately $4 million.

The city, meanwhile, is asking anyone who still hasn’t been plowed to call 3-1-1 with their complaints.

Now that the snow has stopped, meteorologist Harold Hosein says we’ll have to deal with blowing and drifting snow and a brisk, north wind.

“Yesterday’s snow storm is now well off to the east, after dumping between 20-30 centimetres across most of the GTA,” Hosein said. “The heaviest snowfall was, as expected, along the Niagara peninsula, with St. Catharines reporting 44 centimetres.”

We’re still playing catch up at Pearson Airport, with more than 200 flights cancelled as of Saturday morning.

It’s important to note that many of the cancellations have to do with problems in the American Northeast, where some airports like Boston’s Logan Airport are closed as they deal with massive amounts of snow.

If you have a flight make sure to check Pearson’s website before leaving for the airport.

Despite the snow here, keep in mind that many areas have been hit worse. Areas like Boston have been pounded, and they could have up to 90 centimetres by Saturday night.

In Connecticut, meanwhile, they have already been hit with 80 centimetres, nearly three times the amount we saw here.

More than 650,000 customers in nine states are without power, and it could be days before it is all restored.

Atlantic Canada is now getting blasted, with dozens of flights in the region cancelled.

Parts of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland could see between 30 and 40 centimetres of snow and wind gusts up to 110 kilometres an hour, Environment Canada said.

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