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Heavy snowfall brings Toronto commuter woes

The first significant snowfall of the season is making for a sloppy commute in Toronto. Highways, city streets, and surface transit lines are all moving slowly as a heady blast of wintry weather makes its way through the province.

As forecast, the snow began falling in the early hours of this morning, with about two to four cms on the roads by 7 am. Environment Canada issued a special weather statement for a large swath of Southern Ontario, calling for a total of 10 cms by the evening and potentially setting the stage for a rough trip home, too.

The TTC is reporting delays on its streetcar and bus routes due to slow-moving traffic. GO Transit is also reporting delays of around 10 to 15 minutes on the Lakeshore, Kitchener, Richmond Hill, and Milton lines.

The Don Valley Parkway, Gardiner, and 401 are, as you'd expect, also a mess. Slow moving at best, a standstill at worst. To make matters worse, several accidents have been reported. The city expects all major highways to be plowed by late morning and city streets by evening.

Here's how social media reacted to the wintery blast.

Chris Bateman is a staff writer at blogTO. Follow him on Twitter at @chrisbateman.

Image: Chris Bateman/blogTO.


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