Drivers face winter driving conditions north of the city
Truck rolls over on Highway 400, OPP dealing with multiple crashes
While most of the GTA is waking up to 1 C weather, a few stray snow flakes and a bit of light rain, areas north of the city are dealing with winter-like driving conditions this morning.
School buses in the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District and Peel District school boards were cancelled in Caledon and Dufferin County.
CBC Toronto's overnight video-producer Tony Smyth posted this video on Twitter:
Hwy 400 is snow covered anywhere north of Rutherford. OPP dealing with multiple crashes. Use caution and leave extra time. <a href="https://t.co/aO2Hcg6WLw">pic.twitter.com/aO2Hcg6WLw</a>—@LateNightCam
Smyth also posted these images of a truck rollover, which happened on a snow-covered Highway 400 close to King Road. The driver was not hurt.
Truck Rollover - Could be a rough morning commute, especially coming in from north of Toronto. Here's some pics from Hwy 400 and King Rd. <a href="https://t.co/lgvNjgPd3S">pic.twitter.com/lgvNjgPd3S</a>—@LateNightCam
Smyth reported that the OPP are dealing with "multiple crashes" on icy roads north of the city. As a result, drivers are asked to leave themselves extra time for this morning's commute.
OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt reported blowing snow and windy conditions on some GTA highways.
Give your self some extra time this morning... blowing snow and it is windy and chilly🌨🌬 <a href="https://t.co/pUGy7OaGBG">pic.twitter.com/pUGy7OaGBG</a>—@OPP_HSD
Schmidt said although 20 C is in the forecast for Monday, drivers should be prepared for winter driving conditions as they head out this morning.
"You've got to deal with what we're having," he told CBC Toronto. "You don't want to be the one that ends up in the ditch and has their day spoiled.
The city was preparing for some wet snow by laying down salt.
One round of salt currently being applied to hills, bridges & intersections this am in response to some light wet snow.—@TO_WinterOps
Some lamented taking off their snow tires too early.
<a href="https://twitter.com/metromorning">@metromorning</a> Of course there's snow north of the city. Took off my snow tires this week so it was guaranteed... <a href="https://t.co/nUOMxAKtHp">pic.twitter.com/nUOMxAKtHp</a>—@WholesomeJohnny