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Here’s how the snow is affecting driving, transit and schools this morning Social Sharing

Drivers, pedestrians and others are struggling to get around this morning in the wake of a storm that dumped 31 centimetres of snow on Toronto.

Here’s what you can expect as you prepare to leave your house.

‘A slick drive for a lot of people’

“Plows have been through, salt trucks have been through, but it’s still a slick drive for a lot of people,” says Sgt. Kerry Schmidt, spokesperson for the Ontario Provincial Police’s Highway Safety Division.

“A lot of secondary roads are still snow covered.”

Westbound lanes of Highway 401 in Milton, between Sixth and Appleby lines, were blocked due to a collision, but two lanes are now open.

Major highways were cleared as of 6 a.m. ET, Schmidt said.

Schmidt reminded drivers to clear snow from their cars before setting out and to give themselves extra time.

TTC delays, cancellations

The weather caused a number of major delays and cancellations across the Toronto Transit Commission system.

The Line 3 Scarborough RT remains out of service, but shuttle buses are available.

Subway service has resumed on Line 2 between Woodbine and Kennedy stations, but east-end commuters were significantly delayed early Tuesday.

A signal issue on Line 2 at Pape station is causing “longer than normal travel times” westbound from Woodbine to Yonge stations.

Various bus routes have been experiencing delays and detours.

Check the TTC service alerts Twitter account for more details on what’s running and what isn’t.

Some GO transit buses have also been cancelled, and some trains have been delayed.

Schools, school buses

The Toronto District School Board, Toronto Catholic District School Board and Durham District School Board have opted to cancel all school buses — but schools remain open.

The Peel District School Board, Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board and Halton District School Board have gone further, cancelling school for the day.

In Toronto, Crestwood Preparatory School and both Leo Baeck day schools are closed, as are all schools in the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board.

York Region District School Board is keeping its schools open and running buses.

Universities and colleges

University of Toronto Scarborough Campus will also be closed until 10 a.m., and University of Toronto Mississauga is closed until “at least” noon ET, according to its Twitter account.

Sheridan College, meanwhile, has opted to close and cancel all classes for the day.

Some flights cancelled
On Tuesday morning, Toronto International Pearson Airport reported about 10 per cent of flights have been cancelled.

That’s nothing compared to the situation Monday, when a third of all flights leaving Pearson were cancelled.

Still, it’s worth checking the airport’s arrivals and departures board to check on the status of your flight.


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