Cleanup in Toronto continues after Saturday's record-breaking snowfall

Jan 20 2020, 6:19 am

The City of Toronto is continuing its clean up following Saturday’s record-breaking snowfall.

According to the city’s winter operations, in response to the January 18 storm, it continues salting and plowing on Monday, as they clean up parking areas and corners over the next few days.

They say that roads, sidewalks, trails, and bike lanes are all complete.

Saturday’s snowfall was record-breaking for Toronto, as well as Ottawa.

Environment Canada said that the Ottawa International Airport received 14.3 cm on Saturday which set a new daily record. As well, Toronto Pearson International Airport broke its January 18 record and received 17.2 cm on Saturday.

The greatest snowfall on record so far was in 1987, and was for 9.4 cm of snow.

Environment Canada

The OPP reported over 250 collisions in the GTA over a 24 hour period during the snowfall.

Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said that besides the collisions, many more vehicles spun out or got stuck during the storm.

Environment Canada is forecasting a mainly sunny day for Monday, but the wind chill will feel like minus 23°C this morning, and minus 12°C this afternoon.

Temperatures will continue to rise this week, and will be above freezing by Friday.

Environment Canada