Where Are All The Snow Plows?
Toronto is under a blanket of snow. Slippery roads, blowing snow and a long drive are what commuters have to look forward to this morning.
Environment Canada has the GTA under a special weather statement calling for 5-10 cm of snowfall by the time it stops later tonight.
The roads are slick with ice and there are questions about why the plows haven’t hit all the roads yet. We’ve already had anywhere between 3-5cm of snow, depending on where you are in the GTA and it’s still coming down.
We’ll be in the 10cm range when it’s all said and done this evening.
The roads in the city and on the highways are brutal.
Most of the snow has come down in the past 2-hours and the plows waited until 4am before moving out. Because the snow has come down so quickly, the plows are behind schedule and the accumulation is growing on the streets.
The city has 600 plows, 300 sidewalk plows, and 200 salt trucks ready and waiting to hit the streets.
The city is also reminding people not to call 311 during a storm, asking when your street will be plowed. In the core of the city, it’s up to residents to clear sidewalks of snow 12 hours after the snowstorm has hit.
For more information on residential snow removal, you can visit the City of Toronto’s website here.
Snow coming tonight. The City has 200 salt trucks, 600 road plows and 300 sidewalk plows ready to go.— TO Winter Operations (@TO_WinterOps) December 10, 2014
Already police are reporting dozens of accidents, especially on the highways.
The OPP are asking drivers to leave plenty of extra time for the commute and the CAA are aslo asking drivers to be prepared for the conditions.
Pearson Airport and Billy Bishop airpot are already warning of flight delays and cancellations. They have issued a travel advisory for Toronto, saying flights might be impacted by the snow.
Pearson Airport is advising anyone traveling to check their flight status before heading out — more than 80 the board already.
TTC and GO Transit service is going well so far.