First major snowfall of the season: Updates and reactions from around the GTA

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Toronto-area residents woke up to a little more snow on Sunday morning than expected.

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GTA was expected to receive 2 – 4 cm of snow, but areas north of the city saw 3 – 6 cm of snow due to the lake effect.

on Twitter, #storm Was trending on Sunday morning when people took to the platform to talk about the storm.


Twitter user DesertSandbox reminded people to put on their snow tires amidst the snowfall.

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On the topic of driving, Twitter user Kevin Proulx shared a meme about the tendency of people to forget to drive in the weather.

This is not only a first for humans, but also for “man’s best friend”. Twitter user Dapper Tux shared a photo of his pup exploring the snow for the first time.

OPP’s GTA Traffic Twitter account shared that there were several collisions on the 400-series highway, including three on Highway 404 near Elgin Mills Road in Markham.

York Regional Police informed of That the passengers were trapped in a vehicle in a collision on Highway 400.

In an email, a spokesman for the City of Toronto told That they are prepared with the tools to manage this early snowfall. They began deploying anti-snow trucks on Saturday afternoon, which spray salt water to help reduce salt use and prevent snow from sticking to the road.

“If the snow accumulation reaches 5 cm, the plows on the major roads are ready. When the accumulation reaches 2.5 cm, the plow moves on the expressway,” the city said. “Residential roads are being salted and will be plowed if snow reaches 8 cm of accumulation, which is not predictable at this point.”

Maryam Nauser is a reporter for the Toronto-based Star’s Radio Room. Reach Mary via email: [email protected]
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