There were more than 350 collisions in the GTA over the weekend

Jan 21 2019, 9:48 pm

There were over 350 crashes across the GTA in a 24-hour period on the weekend.

The snow fall on Saturday mixed with the frigid weather created chaos on the roads, with dozens more sent to collision reporting centres, according to the OPP.

OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said that many sections of the highways and ramps had snow and slush, which made driving tricky.

Environment Canada had issued Special Weather Statement for Toronto ahead of a “major winter storm” this past weekend, and the city was also under an extreme cold warning.

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For Saturday, 5 to 10 cm of snow was forecasted, and the day saw snow fall on and off.

And that was just in Toronto.

Southern Ontario also dealt with its own extreme cold issues, as well as some regions having to deal with both winter storm warnings and snow squalls.

On Monday, the TTC announced delays and buses instead of streetcars as Toronto entered its third day under an extreme cold weather warning.

Conditions are expected to improve by Tuesday when milder weather moves in.

DH Toronto StaffDH Toronto Staff

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