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Winter Storm Warning As Toronto City Expects Heavy Snowfall


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Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) are expected to experience another round of heavy snowfall on Friday. Precisely, with up to 25 centimetres of snow forecast by Environment Canada. It was on Thursday afternoon, when the winter storm warning was issued by Environment Canada. Thus, cautioning residents about the potential. Especially, for the hazardous weather conditions.


According to Environment Canada meteorologist Gerald Cheng. The snow is expected to start falling around 5 p.m. on Friday. Obviously, which coincides with the evening rush-hour commute. Expected to last through Saturday is the storm. Ironically, with the possibility of freezing rain and strong winds.

Necessary precautions is what the residents are advised to take. In addition to this, prepare for the winter storm by stocking up on food. Avoiding unnecessary travels during the storm is also recommended. Furthermore, to check with local authorities for updates and advisories.

Despite the impending winter storm warning. The Environment Canada meteorologist Gerald Cheng predicts that people will be able to make it to work on Friday morning. However, he warns that the evening commute may be challenging. Precisely, due to heavy snowfall. Thus, stating, “People will get to work OK but, unfortunately, getting home will be a problem.”

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In response to the Winter Storm Warning. The City of Toronto has advised residents to consider using public transit. Obviously, instead of driving if possible. This can help reduce the risk of accidents. In addition to this, the traffic congestion during the storm.


Environment Canada’s warning also highlights that snowfall rates. These rates could reach up to four centimetres per hour. Hence, causing snow to accumulate quickly. Furthermore, potentially leading to hazardous driving conditions. To take extra precautions is advised by the Residents. Obviously, if they need to travel during the storm. Including, allowing for extra time, reducing speed. Furthermore, maintaining a safe distance from other vehicles on the road.

The city of Toronto has announced the opening of walk-in warming centres on Friday in preparation for the winter weather. Three centres – Scarborough Civic Centre & Mitchell Field Community Centre. Finally, the Cecil Community Centre – These three, will be available from 7 p.m. tomorrow. While, the centre downtown at Metro Hall is already open.

According to the city’s emailed statement. Set to continue until next week are the snow clearing operations. That is, starting with a salt brine. Something, applied to expressways and major roads at 8 p.m. Thursday. Salting will begin when snowfall starts. Also, the plowing will commence when snow accumulates to 2.5 centimetres on highways. Also, five centimetres on major roads & transit routes. Finally, the hilly streets & eight centimetres on residential streets. Shall be cleared are the sidewalks & bike lanes. That is, when the snow buildup reaches two centimetres.

Residents are advised & encouraged to call 311. That is, at least 16 hours after the snow stops falling to submit a service request.


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Expected to continue into Saturday is the snowfall. Obviously, with the temperatures predicted to reach a high of 7C. Sunday will likely be clear with no precipitation and a high of 6C. While, Monday and Tuesday will bring a mix of sun and clouds with highs of 5C and 4C. Respectively, and overnight lows of -3C and -7C. Wednesday will see a mix of sun and clouds, with a high of 1C.

Other regions have also experienced severe winter weather. Including, Michigan, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas. These are the States, where residents suffered power outages, tornadoes, and high winds. Issued as a precautionary one was the avalanche warning. Precisely, for Lake Tahoe’s back country. Part of the predictions is 6 feet of heavy snow. At the science camps in South California. That is, after heavy snowfall is where 600 students were stranded.



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