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Cleanup continues after wintry weather hits the GTA

Last Updated Dec 2, 2019 at 12:28 pm EST

Transit riders getting off a streetcar on Dec. 2, 2019. CITYNEWS

Snowy and slippery conditions were on tap for the first rush hour commute of December.

Environment Canada warned of hazardous travel conditions on Monday morning — a day after wicked weather caused hundreds of crashes on GTA highways.

A winter weather travel advisory was in effect for parts of the GTA, including Toronto, but that was lifted just after 7 a.m.

Some school bus cancellations were reported in the GTA, click here for details.

The snow was expected to end by 9 a.m. but it persisted into the mid-morning.

But as the snow moves out of the area, colder temperatures are heading to the GTA. The windchill will be near -6 this afternoon and further drop to -13 overnight.

A messy mix of wintry weather started early Sunday morning, bringing with it several hours of freezing rain or ice pellets before transitioning to snow or freezing drizzle in the afternoon. The changeover to snow happened early Monday morning.

On Sunday, Toronto police said officers were sent to 376 collisions and 38 were referred to collision reporting centers. OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said around 500 crashes occurred in the past 24 hours.

Winter officially arrives in just under three weeks on Dec. 21.

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As of this morning, there were over 400 collisions….and more to come. Why can’t people stay off the road, or adjust their driving to the road and weather conditions? Risking lives of other people due to their stupidity and selfishness!

December 02, 2019 at 6:30 am

@WayneL: – – The question should be to the municipality: Why? Why was the city not prepared to this snow, AGAIN? Never learned that this is Canada? where we sometimes do have snow…

December 02, 2019 at 8:48 am
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