City crews in Toronto to start clearing snow from local streets, arterial roads this weekend
1st March 2019

Snow clearing efforts will begin on local streets and arterial roads in Toronto over the next five to seven days following a winter storm that saw nearly 25 centimetres of accumulation on Wednesday.

Officials say crews will be working 12-hour shifts to collect the snow from neighbourhood streets and move it to city-owned storage facilities.

Residents are being warned that vehicles parked on streets and roads designated for snow clearing may be towed to a nearby location.

City officials say signs will be posted in advance to advise the public when snow removal will take place.

With the current snow and ice accumulation, staff will prioritize streets to ensure safety, including for emergency vehicles.

Toronto saw between 15 to 25 centimetres of snow accumulation on Wednesday.

According to Environment Canada, the city has received approximately 128 cm of snowfall this winter season.

From January 1 to the end of February, 107.1 cm of snow fell in the city. The 20-year average for annual snowfall in Toronto is about 105 cm.

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