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The Weather Network: This could be "one of the worst" commutes of the year in the GTA

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DH Toronto Staff Feb 10, 2017 5:02 am 1,784

This doesn’t look pretty.

But, if you’ve looked out the window anytime in the past two hours, you probably already know that. However, The Weather Network has gone one step further by stating the following:

Snowfall totals will not be all that noteworthy, and the system will move through quickly, but a burst of snow during the afternoon/evening commute will make this a high impact event for the GTA. This will be one of the most highly impacted commutes of the season so far.

The “Alberta Clipper” currently bringing this madness to Toronto is expected to end by midnight, with roughly 10 cm of snow having collected between now and then. Causing Weather Network meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham to conclude that “This system could be ‘one of the worst of the year’ in terms of the commute. Partly because we have not had many impacted commutes, but also due to the snowfall rates during [prime commute hours].”

Considering that the last time snow swept through the city at the exact worst time there were more than 500 collisions reported across the GTA, we remind you to be extra careful on the roads and to allow far more time than usual to get to where you’re going.

Environment Canada has updated its earlier alert for the City of Toronto, stating at 3:22 pm:

Total snowfall accumulations up to 10 cm are expected. The snow will end by midnight.

Winter driving conditions are expected, as untreated roads will become snow covered and slippery. Low visibility from occasional blowing snow is possible. Hence, motorists should allow extra time to reach their destination.

Of course, all of this is made even stranger by the fact that temperatures in Toronto are supposed to reach a high of up to 7°C by tomorrow. 

Toronto commute

The Weather Network

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