Toronto’s mayor encourages people to prepare ahead of snowy weekend

With the first major snowfall of the season expected on Sunday, city officials are encouraging people to plan ahead and to use caution in and around their homes.

A winter weather warning has been issued for an area stretching from Windsor, Ontario, to Peterborough and along the St. Lawrence River, according to Environment Canada. Forecasters say the anticipated temperature will be above freezing, providing people with an opportunity to clear the sidewalks. But they stress that icy slush will remain as many areas below the lake will remain clear of rain. The temperature drop could also prevent people from leaving their driveways and gutters unshoveled.

Mayor John Tory released a statement on Sunday reminding residents of the time of year and encouraging them to stay safe.

“People should be prepared to take steps if it snows on Sunday — especially people who live in the GTA,” said Mayor Tory. “Travelling on the highways will be difficult if they must come into town for any reason.”

“The problem is the number of residents still simply not clearing their sidewalks and driving on the street in their driveways and gutter is continuing.”

See further coverage of this story from The Globe and Mail.


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