It's a quiet morning in Toronto right now as the city slowly prepares to venture out into the aftermath of last night's record-breaking snowstorm. In a matter of about 14 hours, a total of 26.3 cm of snow blanketed Toronto and the GTA on January 28-29.
The previous record was held by the year 1968, at 20.8 centimetres. Not only did Toronto completely shatter that record last night, but also the previous snowfall record held on January 28th, which was 13.4 cm in 2009, points out Jill Taylor from 680 NEWS.
The Weather Network says that millions will have their morning commutes impacted by the snowstorm today. Collisions and slippery conditions have brought highway traffic to a crawl, or even a stop in some areas where cars are getting stuck in the snow. As of right now, all westbound lanes of Highway 401 are closed in Whitby and the reopening time remains unknown.
The TTC is also experiencing delays as a result of signal problems, but we wouldn't even call that news at this point - just a facet of everyday life. There's no subway service on Line 3 this morning, but shuttle buses are running. There's also no service between Woodbine and Warden stations on Line 2. At around 7:50 AM, the TTC also reported that earlier delays are resulting in longer than normal travel times from St. Clair station to Dundas.
Uma boa razão para usar o transporte público! (Ou começar o dia se exercitando)#toronto #torontolife #torontodowntown #brasileirosnocanada #canadianwinter #snow https://t.co/FxDeDsVOn6 pic.twitter.com/V4Q5bSOcSL— Alex Cavalcanti (@alexcavalcanti) January 29, 2019
As for the current forecast, the snow has finally come to a stop in the Toronto area - for now, at least. A few flurries are expected to accumulate to about 1 cm today, as the city braces for yet another deep freeze and looming cold weather warning. A high of -17°C is expected for Wednesday, feeling closer to -29°C.
Up to 4 cm of snow and 5 mm of rain is in the forecast for this Sunday, but along with it a high of 2°C. Take a look at the next seven days in Toronto: