Another snowy day for Toronto kids, the Prairie provinces brace for storms, ice and snow

A snowstorm that closed schools in parts of southern Ontario and Quebec on Monday will keep many in the dark for another day, while parts of the Prairies that were already hit by freezing rain are now struggling with plunging temperatures and snow.

Several Toronto-area boards, such as the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board, Toronto Catholic District School Board and York Region District School Board, have said classes will continue remotely through online learning today. today.

But the Toronto District School Board said there would also be no live remote or virtual learning, noting in an online post that 36 of its schools still have to have their roofs cleared of snow – a task which he said could not be completed on Monday. due to bad weather and road conditions.

Regional GO Transit warned that service would be reduced on Tuesday and expects delays or cancellations, while several subway lines in Toronto were not operating late last night due to what the TTC said were problems. mechanics related to weather conditions.

Winter storm and wind warnings were also in place for much of Alberta, parts of southern Manitoba were expected to see heavy snowfall Monday evening, and winter storm, snow and freezing rain warnings were also issued in parts of Saskatchewan.

Edmonton was already struggling with icy streets and sidewalks on Monday, and city police said they responded to 190 collisions between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Northern Alberta RCMP on Monday night advised people to stay off highways after reporting they responded to multiple collisions.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on January 18, 2022

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