GTA prepares ahead of anticipated winter storm
by The Canadian Parvasi
A snowfall warning for 15 to 20 cm of expected snowfall is in effect for the Greater Toronto Area starting Wednesday afternoon, according to Environment Canada.
A Texas low tracking northeastward is possibly what is causing the anticipated burst in the winter weather, according to Environment Canada, which imposed similar warnings for Halton, Peel, York and Durham regions as well.
Vincent Sferrazza, maintenance and operations director with transportation services, stated to media outlets that Crews and contractors with the City of Toronto spent last night prepping highways, bridges, hills and priority intersections by applying liquid brine for the anticipated snowfall.
“This is going to take a few days, going into the weekend it’s all hands on deck, we are ready to go,” stated Sferrazza while speaking to media outlets, adding that the snowfall could require six to eight rounds of ploughing.
“I ask our residents to please be patient. Let our operators get to their beats, let them finish. And then, certainly, they can notify us through 311 to identify any areas that perhaps we may have missed or may need further work,” he added further.
Since the snowfall warning, the Toronto Pearson’s Airport has also cautioned flyers to check their flight status online before arrival.
— Toronto Pearson (@TorontoPearson) January 24, 2023
“WEATHER ALERT: Heading to Pearson today? Be careful as snow is in the forecast for Southern Ontario, making for poor road conditions and visibility. As always, check your flight status with your airline before leaving for the airport. #ONstorm #safetyfirst,” The airport’s Twitter account stated.