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Toronto Could Get Battered With Another 10 cm Of Snow Next Week

More snowfall is in the forecast at the start of February.
Toronto Staff Writer
Toronto Could Get Battered With Another 10 cm Of Snow Next Week

Frigid temperatures have made their way back to the 6ix. Dr. Eileen de Villa, the city's Medical Officer of Health, issued an extreme cold alert in Toronto on Wednesday morning as temperatures dipped below the freezing mark, despite clear skies and sunshine. The brutal cold won't last too long, but will be replaced by freezing rain and snowfall by next week. 

In the advisory, city officials remind residents to reach out to 311 or 911 if they see any vulnerable people on the streets. It is also worth noting that a warming centre will be open at Metro Hall by 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

"Exposure to cold weather can be harmful to your health. Hypothermia occurs when the body's core temperature drops below 35 degrees Celsius and can have severe consequences, including organ failure and death," reads a description from the city's official website.

According to The Weather Network, Toronto's freezing weather is expected to carry over into next week, with 2-4 centimetres snow predicted to hit this Friday.

Heavier snowfall won't begin until Tuesday, February 4, when the GTA will be hit with anywhere 5 to 10 centimetres, current forecasts show. 

Below is The Weather Network's seven-day outlook for Toronto.

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Thankfully, it doesn't look like Torontonians will have to face another snowmageddon anytime soon. However, residents should still be diligent about shovelling snow off their properties.

Toronto's Municipal Code states that owners or occupants of buildings are required to remove snow and ice in front or behind structures.

One GTA homeowner, in particular, took that obligation to the extreme last snowstorm by using a flamethrower to clear their driveway. I mean, whatever gets the job done, right?

Toronto drivers should also take note of the upcoming snowfall. Sgt. Kerry Schmidt of the OPP reported over 250 collisions in the aftermath of Ontario's last major snowstorm.

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