A wintry mixture of climate is coating Toronto with snow and ice and residents are being urged to remain off the roads if doable on Sunday.
Mark Mills, superintendent of street operations for the Metropolis of Toronto, instructed reporters that the mixture of snow, ice pellets, freezing rain and powerful winds may create situations that may very well be “very harmful” for drivers. He urged drivers to be cautious and affected person.
“For immediately, please keep away from journey if doable,” Mills stated. “If you have to journey immediately, please plan forward, go away numerous further time and think about using public transit. When you drive, please decelerate. Drive to the situations of the roadway.
“Please give your self time and house for our pedestrians and our cyclists. When you see the operations tools on the market, the snow fighters, give them the time and house crucial. We’re there to assist.”
Mills stated the wintry climate will probably be what he referred to as an “all fingers on deck occasion.”
Atmosphere Canada has issued climate warnings for a lot of southern and central Ontario.
The town has deployed salt vans to the primary arterial roadways, expressways, collector roads and native roads, he stated. Between eight a.m. and 10 a.m., the town deliberate to salt roads. Between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m., the town shall be plowing expressway, arterial and collector roads. At 11 a.m., the town deliberate to start out plowing sidewalks.
“Salt is all the time our first line of defence,” Mills stated.