After a relatively quiet month weather-wise, snow made its return to the GTA on Tuesday.
A Texas low moved-in in the morning hours and linger throughout much of the day, bringing 5 to 10 centimetres across the region.
In a winter that has yet to produce much heavy snow in and across the region, this all-day storm will be the most snow that’s piled up since Christmas.
Up to 15 centimetres of snow is possible for GTA areas west of downtown Toronto. In an update from Environment Canada, Halton-Peel and Toronto are no longer under any special weather statements or warnings.
A weather advisory remains in effect for York-Durham.
— Natasha Ramsahai (@CityNatasha) January 26, 2021
— Andrew Osmond (@AndyOzzy92) January 26, 2021
The snow really started to fall in the morning, around 8 or 9 a.m., and is expected to last into the evening where it will taper off into flurries and end around 9 p.m.
Though most students across the GTA continue their online learning as part of the province’s state of emergency, both Halton and Peel boards cancelled buses for the day Tuesday.
Everything clears out for Wednesday but by the end of the week, the GTA will be experiencing the coldest air of the season. It will likely be enough for extreme cold weather alerts across the city on Thursday and Friday with high temperatures of minus-6 and minus-8.
Various local police units have tweeted out precautions for drivers if you must be on the road following a fatal, multi-vehicle collision on the QEW in Burlington this morning.
Two women died as a result of the crash. Police say there were four vehicles involved on the eastbound QEW at Brant Street.
Multiple crashes on the WB401 between Guelph Line and HWY6S in snowy, slushy conditions. Traffic back-up is so heavy, fire trucks could not pass on the shoulder at one point. @680NEWStraffic @570traffic @680NEWS @570NEWS pic.twitter.com/YHsN28sU3S
— Mark Douglas (@Douglas680NEWS) January 26, 2021