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TTC shutting down dozens of stops and an entire transit line due to huge snowstorm

Toronto commuters, be warned; a whole whack of Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) stops have officially been pulled from service thanks to today's gigantic snowstorm.

Approximately 41 bus stops have been taken out of service until further notice, most of which are on or around precariously hilly terrain that doesn't mix well with driving on icy roads.

These stops are spread out across all corners of the city and include stops along some of the busiest bus routes, including the 32 Eglinton West (Jane Street) and the 52 Lawrence West (Scarlett Road).

And that's only part of the transit agency's response to the huge dump of snow.

According to the TTC, "Line 3 Scarborough SRT is currently operating. However, as the weather turns to a snow event, the line will be closed and fully replaced with buses until weather allows for it to re-open."

The 512 St Clair streetcar may also be taken out of commission and replaced with buses should any problems with the network or vehicles arise. 

These same routes have been cut during past snowfall events, including back-to-back weeks in December where slippery roads and snow on Line 3's elevated tracks had the TTC scale back service out of an abundance of caution.

Total snowfall accumulation is expected to hit nearly 20 centimetres before the snow stops on Thursday morning, while other areas of the province can expect a blanket of up to 30 centimetres.

Heavy flurries are predicted to continue this afternoon and into the overnight hours.

Environment Canada is warning residents to prepare for "quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions."

The TTC will continue to monitor the situation and update commuters on any other disruptions - chances are there will be a lot more.

Checking the TTC website around 3 p.m. already shows multiple bus detours for weather conditions and blocked roads.

Get home safely, Toronto! 

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Toronto Transit Commission

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