'Accumulating snow' to hit GTA during evening rush hour
Codi Wilson, CP24.com
Published Monday, January 29, 2018 5:36AM EST
Last Updated Monday, January 29, 2018 8:22PM EST
Drivers in the GTA were in for a rough evening commute caused by accumulating snowfall in the afternoon.
Environment Canada issued a special weather statement for Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Halton Hills, Milton, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, and Markham, calling for snowfall amounts of between five and 10 centimetres today.
“A cold front and associated weak low are expected to move slowly across southern Ontario today. This frontal zone is forecast to become active and generate appreciable snow in some areas,” the national weather agency’s advisory read.
“It will begin this afternoon over portions of the golden horseshoe and continue this evening before tapering off later tonight.”
The snow had an impact on drivers on their way home from work tonight.
“Motorists and commuters should plan for accumulating snow for the Monday evening commute,” Environment Canada added.
The city saw a high of -2 C today and the temperature dropped to -6 C in the evening.
Toronto's medical officer of health has issued an extreme cold weather alert as the temperature is expected to plummet to -11 overnight.
With the wind chill, the temperature will feel closer to -17.