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Gusting winds, blowing snow to make for messy morning commute

Last Updated Feb 26, 2020 at 10:41 pm EST

A person makes their way to a streetcar as snow flies through the air during a squall in downtown Toronto THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

Snowfall warnings remain in effect for Toronto and the rest of the GTA with blowing snow and icy conditions hitting the region.

Between 15 to 25 centimetres of snow is expected to fall overnight and Toronto transportation is warning that the Thursday morning commute will be a treacherous one.

The snow is not the only element motorists and pedestrians will have to contend with in the morning as winds, some gusting as much as 70 km/h, will create blowing snow conditions and reduced visibility on the roads.

Police have been busy across GTA, dealing with an increase in the number of motor vehicle collisions. Not surprising that the number of crashes went up as the conditions worsened throughout the night.

As bad as it might get in the GTA, Ottawa is going to bear the brunt of the winter storm with as much as 50 centimetres of snow falling in the nations capital when all is said and done by Friday.

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