Toronto's Morning Commute Is Brutal Due To An Onslaught Of Wet Snow
It is going to be a snowy mess Tuesday morning.
If you're travelling into the 6ix today, you could be looking at longer than average travel times. According to The Weather Network, Toronto commuters are being warned to give themselves extra time for travel due to a mixture of rain and snow Tuesday morning.
Thankfully, snowfall in the GTA will be pretty limited. However, due to a combination of freezing rain and showers.
"Much of the GTA will see between 5-8+ cm of snow, including the 401/407 corridor, but 2-5 cm are expected near the north shore of Lake Ontario," explained Weather Network meteorologist Doug Gillham.
"The Niagara region will see a large range in accumulation from a trace near the Niagara River to 5-7 cm for Hamilton Mountain."
570 Traffic also reported that the right lane on Eastbound 401 approaching Cedar Creek is "snow-covered and slippery."
Drivers have also noted that there have been several accidents on the roadway, so be sure to exercise caution if you are heading that way.
Other travellers reported a tractor-trailer had become jackknifed on Westbound 401 near Port Hope while two vehicles had ended up in a ditch near Colborne.
Environment Canada issued a winter travel advisory in an attempt to warn drivers of the impending conditions.
"Snow, possibly briefly mixing with light freezing rain, continues to pass over Southern Ontario early this morning," read the travel advisory.
"Total snowfall amounts in the 4 to 8 cm range are expected by the time the snow tapers to rain or drizzle this morning. Poor winter driving conditions from accumulating snow remain likely early this morning. The morning commute will be affected. Motorists are advised to allow extra time to reach their destination."
The travel advisory officially ended at 7:46 a.m. on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, although the weather hasn't stopped.
The Weather Network warns of light drizzle throughout the rest of the day, with some more light snow expected in the area on Thursday.
If you're planning on heading out, make sure to clear your car before driving.
York Regional Policelast Friday that they'd charged a driver for driving with a front windshield that was almost entirely covered with snow.
Police have reportedrelated to a lack of snow clearing this year.