TORONTO – The national forecaster issued weather alerts for a lot of Ontario on Monday, citing extreme cold and heavy snow. Environment Canada warned that parts of the province could see 20 centimeters of snowfall by Tuesday morning, with somewhat more in the areas immediately surrounding the Great Lakes.
It says parts of northern Ontario can expect wind chill values as low as – 55.
The extreme climate provoked police to issue alerts about slippery driving conditions, especially amid the Monday evening surge hour.
Provincial police Sgt. Kerry Schmidt says the highways in the Greater Toronto Area were slithering even before the start of rush hour.
He says that as of 3:30 p.m. police were researching 20 crashes, including one that included a vehicle truck.
“As it gets dark, it will be significantly increasingly deceptive,” he said. “So ensure you toss your headlights in the all-out position.”
He likewise urged individuals to stay at home if conceivable. Environment Canada predicted between 15 to 20 centimeters of snow for Toronto and Hamilton.
Toronto’s Pearson International Airport tweeted that a few aircrafts had dropped or deferred flights because of the climate, and recommended explorers affirm their flight status before going out.
The weather likewise drove a few spots to up shop earlier than usual. The University of Toronto and Ryerson University both canceled evening classes on Monday.
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