Expect delays and buses instead of streetcars this morning as Toronto enters its third day under an extreme cold weather warning.
According to Environment Canada, a period of severely cold wind chills is expected.
Monday’s wind chill values of -30°C to -38°C continue this morning, following the weekend’s severely cold pattern.
The wind chill is expected to moderate “above the warning criteria of -30°C this afternoon as winds ease,” and Environment Canada is forecasting the temperatures will fall to near -30°C with wind chill again overnight.
Monday morning’s commute was affected by the weather, as the TTC warned of their equipment being impacted by the extreme cold weather.
The TTC also let commuters know that Line 1 would be affected by the cold, and to allow extra travel time.
Additionally, the 501 Queen streetcar is being supplemented by buses and 506 Carlton is entirely replaced by buses.
Some of our equipment has been impacted by the extremely cold temperatures. We thank you for your patience and understanding with any delays to your commute. We are working to get you to your destinations safely and as quickly as the weather allows.
— TTC Service Alerts (@TTCnotices) January 21, 2019
The Toronto District School Board cancelled its school bus services on Monday, but schools are open.
The cold is expected to last all day, until a milder air mass begins to move in Tuesday.