One of the biggest snowstorms of the season is hitting Toronto right now, and if you haven't looked out your window yet it's getting pretty crazy. It is projected that Toronto will get up to 15cm of snow by the end of the day with extremely cold temperatures. Due to the snow, the entire city of Toronto is practically shutting down, with campuses being closed, commutes being prolonged and even police buildings closing early.
Since the snow has started to fall parts of Toronto have started to shut down. The University of Toronto has announced that both their Mississauga and Scarborough Campuses are both closing down this evening. Mississauga is set to close at 4:00 P.M. while Scarborough Campus will close down at 5:00 P.M. This means that all classes, tutorials, labs, and all other academic activities will not be running throughout the evening.
George Brown College is also closing at 3 P.M. today as well and all evening classes are canceled throughout the campuses.
Due to severe weather, classes, tutorials, labs, tests and all academic activities at #UTSC are cancelled as of 5 p.m. on Monday, January 28, 2019. We'll post an update here by 6:30 a.m. tomorrow morning. #UofT #ScarbTO #ONstorm— University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) (@UTSC) January 28, 2019
The Toronto Police have also released that they will be closing down their Toronto Police Records counter this afternoon and will resume operations in the morning. The Toronto Police also reported that their General Information Session that was scheduled for this evening is also cancelled.
Not only are buildings shutting down, but traffic and transportation are also to be delayed. The TTC has released a statement that commuters may experience longer than normal travel times due to the massive amount of snowfall that is covering the roads.
Pearson Airport also released a Tweet earlier today that stated that the airport is at the moment, operating normally. However, the departure rate has been reduced in order to maintain safety. As time goes on, airlines may be making decisions about delays and cancellations and they are encouraging passengers to confirm their flight plans before traveling today.
Airlines will be making decisions about delays and cancellations, so we suggest that passengers confirm their flight plans before travelling today: https://t.co/G14p3yXkI0— Toronto Pearson (@TorontoPearson) January 28, 2019
Conditions on the highways are also worsening as snow continues to fall and multiple Torontonians have posted on Twitter to show this massive snowstorm that is currently plaguing the downtown core.
Snow storm drive in Toronto. https://t.co/QhFHRgwc6H— ジョンピー (@kanakumai) January 28, 2019
We r having worst snow storm of the month with minus 20c in Toronto Canada and GTA. pic.twitter.com/F16JeffdMC— Saif Shah Tanveer (@JamhoorSaif) January 28, 2019
Our @cityoftoronto snow clearing equipment, including salt trucks and plows are getting ready to help make our roads safer before & during tonight’s storm.— TO Transportation (@TO_Transport) January 28, 2019
Follow @TO_WinterOps for updates & visit https://t.co/nz0FgQrc9c to track real-time street salting & plowing in your area! pic.twitter.com/t9h0TYNYrf
The snow is projected to last well into the evening, so sit tight Torontonians because it may be getting worse.
*Disclaimer: Cover photo is for illustrative purposes only.