If you’re travelling on a GTA highway today, you might want to exercise caution. Toronto drivers are being warned of multiple closures on various Toronto-area roads due to several collisions this morning. If you are heading out today you can expect slower than regular commute times.

Sgt. Kerry Schmidt of the OPP reported that all express lanes near Highway 401 westbound near the 410 were blocked on the morning of Wednesday, January 8, 2020, due to a 12-vehicle pile-up.

He also warned drivers to slow down as the roads were “slippery and slick” before noting that traffic is currently getting by the collector lanes.

“There are considerable delays on the 401 approaching Highway 410 as all traffic is getting forced into the collectors. The 403 is also experiencing some difficulties at Mavis Road, although those crashes have all been cleared. However, delays are still to be expected,” Schmidt reported on Twitter this morning.

Highway 410 southbound off of Clark is also experiencing significant traffic delays after a collision caused four lanes to become blocked.

The OPP reported that cleaning crews are working to clear up the mess, but cars are currently only getting by on the left and right shoulder.

Highway 401 eastbound beyond Highway 6 experienced closures and delays after a transport truck skidded off into a ditch Wednesday morning.

“The truck is way down in the swamp, in the mud and muck it is going to take a bit of horsepower to get that pulled out of there,” Schmidt reported.

Environment Canada warned that a low-pressure system would impact southern Ontario this weekend.

This means that Ontarians can expect to see rain, freezing rain, and snow.

Significant rainfall is expected to impact areas north of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario while freezing rain will hit most areas from east of Lake Huron to eastern Ontario.

Travel conditions are expected to be impacted.


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