A winter weather travel advisory has been put into affect by Environment Canada this Sunday in Toronto, a day before the second lockdown is set to hit the city.
Snow has spread across the city this morning and is expected to continue to fall until this evening. About 7 to 14 cm of snow is expected with slippery roads and low visibility.
At approximately 12:53 p.m., Toronto police reported a four-vehicle collision in the Greenwood and Coxwell area as a result of icy roads. One of the vehicles collided into a stationary streetcar, but no injuries have been reported.
Eric Holmes, a spokesperson for the city of Toronto, has tweeted advising people to stay home if they can. This comes after a special weather statement was previously in effect on Saturday.
The city of Toronto tweeted Saturday that liquid salt brine began being applied to arterial and collector roads. Salt brine has also been deployed for hills and bridges.
Significant snowfall warnings have been issued in locations across Southern Ontario.
Areas near Lake Ontario may also be switching over to ice pellets and rainfall late Sunday afternoon and evening, which is expected to create sloppy conditions.
Motorists are being told to be prepare for winter weather driving conditions.
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