Toronto is expected to see 10 – 15 cm of snow by the time it stops this evening according to Environment Canada this morning. With temperatures ranging between -3c and -8c in the evening and a windchill of -11c, Toronto commuters will be shovelling when they get home this evening.
The City of Toronto was already prepared with 200 salt trucks leading the charge and over 700 snow removal machines at the ready, calling in all of their snow plough contractors for the earliest time in the season since November, 2007 when the GTA received 5 cm. The snowfall is expected to come heavy at times throughout the afternoon and evening ending around 2 a.m. with a chance of more flurries on Tuesday.
Travel within and out of the city will be impacted particularly during the afternoon commute.
Torontonians and Ontario residents are advised to monitor Environment Canada’s alerts and forecasts throughout the snowy season. to report secere weather, send an email to ONstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONstorm