Leave yourself plenty of time as drive home will be messy

December 29, 2015 4:45 pm

The first snowstorm of the winter has left the roads slushy and soggy.


Hector Moreno, who’s in charge of road operations for the city, said the biggest obstacle right now is to make sure that streets don’t flood before temperatures drop again tonight.


“Most of the roads are either wet, bare wet, (or) slushy,” he said.


The storm will cost the city about $1.2 million in street clearing, Moreno said.


Police are reminding drivers to leave extra time as crews continue to work on the sloppy roads.


“So far, most of the collisions are minor, single-car collisions, but when you compound them, it can turn into bad congestion,” said OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt.

“Drivers need to slow down and respect the conditions of the road, even if there’s no active storm right now.”


There have been 330 collisions reported in the GTA along with broken street lights, downed hydro wires and several power outages since Monday evening.


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Source: TheStar.com