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Friendly Reminder: Your commute home today is going to be a rough one

Ainsley Smith Feb 07, 2018 12:32 pm 298

If you thought this morning’s commute was bad, think again.

Snow has been steadily falling since early this morning and it’s forecasted that Toronto will receive up to 10 cm of snow throughout the day.

This will undoubtedly result in a tricky commute home.

The City of Toronto has advised Torontonians to expect snow all day and to “please plan ahead and drive according to winter conditions. Drivers please slow down and watch for pedestrians and cyclists.”

But it’s not just the snow that’s going to cause problems. Earlier today, the City of Toronto issued an Extreme Cold Weather Alert as the overnight low will reach -13 C.

As today’s snowfall begins to melt partnered with the below freezing temperatures will result in roads being extremely icy.

Environment Canada is asking for motorists to exercise caution and allow extra time to reach their destination today.

According to a statement, drivers can expect hazardous winter driving conditions due to accumulating snow and low visibilities in bursts of heavier snow.

And while the heaviest snow fell during the early to mid-morning hours, The Weather Network has forecasted that Toronto will continue to see scattered flurries throughout the afternoon and into the evening commute.

People have already taken to Instagram to showcase what’s happening out on the roads and it doesn’t look good:

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Stay safe out there, Toronto. And be as patient as you possibly can – it’s going to be pretty messy on the roads for everyone tonight.

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Ainsley Smith
Ainsley is a Staff Writer at Daily Hive. She's a former Vancouverite turned Torontonian who is passionate about avocado toast, aesthetics, and avocado toast aesthetics. Story idea? E-mail me at [email protected]

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