Winter Decides to Show up in April
It’s rare but it happens. Snow in April.
Drivers in the GTA are dealing with very poor driving conditions on their commute to work Monday morning, thanks to a major dumping of the white stuff.
Environment Canada says 12 centimetres of snow has fallen at Pearson Airport and 14 centimetres has come down at Buttonville Airport in Markham.
Two rounds of salt have been applied to arterial roads overnight. Salting operations continue.— TO Winter Operations (@TO_WinterOps) April 4, 2016
Constable Clint Stibbe from Toronto Traffic Services says there have been over 100 crashes reported over a 12 hour period.
100+ collisions in the last 12hrs,drivers need 2 slow down in poor road conditions-THEY AREN’T!!!!
The OPP has responded to over 500 collisions including one on Sunday night on the 400 NB at Aurora Road involving more than 40 vehicles.
OPP Sergeant Kerry Schmidt says motorists are not driving to the conditions.
Pearson Airport is reminding people to call ahead if they have travel plans on Monday morning. There are at least 60 flight cancellations posted so far.
There are some school bus cancellations due to the weather. Buses in Caledon and Dufferin County have been cancelled.
UPDATE: Buses in Caledon and Dufferin County have been cancelled due to road and weather conditions.— DPCDSB (@DPCDSBSchools) April 4, 2016