300 crashes reported in the last 24 hours as GTA hammered by snow

Jan 29 2019, 1:53 pm

As the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) was hammered by snow on Monday afternoon and into the evening, drivers struggled to make it home.

As parts of the GTA and surrounding areas were hit by up to 26.4 cm of snow, there were approximately 300 vehicle crashes reported in the past 24 hours, according to Ontario Provincial Police Sgt. Kerry Schmidt.

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This morning following the snowstorm, a number of ramps on Highway 401 remain closed as snow plows still need to clear them, according to Schmidt.

“One is northbound Winston Churchill to Highway 401 eastbound. We do have a closure on the 401 out towards Thickson Road, we got a jackknife transport truck leaking diesel all over the highway with a collision involved there.”

Schmidt added that cars are still spinning out on the highway this morning and reminded drivers to be careful.

Schmidt also reminded drivers to clear ice and snow from their cars before getting on the roads and to give themselves extra time, as it’s still both slippery and very cold.

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