Toronto begins clean-up operation after major winter snowfall

Canada Global (Web News) As staff start to clean up following a large blizzard, the City of Toronto has urged people who live near snow routes to move their cars by Monday.

The order is issued following a storm that left the city completely covered in snow and full of lightning strikes.

Staff in Toronto estimate that 20 to 30 centimetres of snow fell overnight in the Toronto area. According to officials, several locations, like as North York, Etobicoke, and Scarborough, experienced greater snowfall.

A significant snowfall condition has been proclaimed to aid in the cleanup. Starting on Monday, parking on roads marked as snow routes is forbidden for a period of 72 hours.

The restriction, according to the city, was put in place to enable personnel to clear first snow removal windrows.

Depending on how much snow needs to be cleared, “this declaration may be cancelled earlier than 72 hours or it may be prolonged,” the City of Toronto stated in a statement on Saturday.

The City currently believes that it will probably be prolonged.

The city declared that its early cleanup operations will concentrate on clearing the way for emergency services and transportation.

Also, sidewalks would be cleaned, though Barbara Gray, general manager of Toronto’s transportation services division, said that those activities were proving “difficult” and might take longer than usual. She stated that the amount of snowfall was initially challenging the smaller, lighter equipment used to sweep sidewalks.

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