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Environment Canada issues winter weather travel advisory for Toronto

Weather, News

Environment Canada issues winter weather travel advisory for Toronto

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DH Toronto Staff Jan 09, 2017 2:46 pm 1,143

Earlier this morning we told you that Toronto is expected to be hit with 10 cm of snow in the next 24 hours.

Well, that snow, combined with rain tomorrow afternoon, is going to make this city a real mess.

According to Environment Canada, even freezing rain is possible, and your Tuesday morning (and perhaps afternoon) commute will likely be nothing short of awful. Read the full statement below:

A winter weather travel advisory is in effect for tonight and Tuesday.

Snow is expected to develop tonight over southwestern Ontario and move eastward to reach the Greater Toronto Area early Tuesday morning. Snowfall accumulations near 10 cm are likely in many areas before the snow changes to rain. Snow will change to rain late in the morning over southwestern Ontario, and late in the afternoon over the Greater Toronto Area.

Brief freezing rain is possible in some areas during the changeover from snow to rain.

There may be a significant impact to the Tuesday morning commute and possibly the afternoon one as well for regions where the change to rain occurs later. Untreated roads may become snow covered and slippery.

Motorists should plan for extra time to reach their destination later tonight and Tuesday.

Stay safe out there, Toronto. We’ll all get there eventually, no need to leave your patience at home.

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