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Extreme cold warning for Toronto starts off chilly week, school buses cancelled

Time to brave the cold, Toronto. Coming out of an icy spell this weekend, Torontonians are in for more frigid temperatures with Environment Canada issuing an extreme cold warning on the first day of the week.

While the agency is forecasting a temperature of -12 C during the day, it’s calling for a wind chill that will have it feeling like -30 C to -38 C this morning.

Several school boards have cancelled bus service in light of the weather conditions, but schools remain open. Bus service for the Toronto District School Board, Toronto Catholic District School Board, Durham Region, York Catholic and York Region District, and Simcoe County school boards are cancelled. Peel District School Board buses are running.

If you’re commuting into the city, give yourself a little more time — most GO Trains going into Union Station are running 15-to-20 minutes late. The TTC is warning that there might also be some minor travel delays on their lines because of the extreme cold. The 506 Carlton streetcar is being replaced by buses due to a streetcar shortage.

Torontonians are advised to cover up, wrap around those scarfs and uncuff those pants, as Environment Canada says there’s a risk of frostbite given the conditions. Winds will gust from 20 km/h up to 40 km/h and frostbite can develop “within minutes” when skin is exposed, they said.

The weather agency is also calling for the temperature to sit at -20 C, with wind chill expected to fall between -25 C to -30 C tonight.

News Credit – The Star

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