Sunday, January 19th 2020, 7:29 am - A snowy Saturday created treacherous conditions on the roads throughout southern Ontario, resulting in more than 250 accidents in 24 hours
Although it wasn't an epic event like the massive blizzard in Newfoundland, Saturday's snowfall was still record-breaking for two locales in southern Ontario Saturday.
Both Ottawa International Airport received 14.3 cm on Jan. 18 (19 cm from the storm altogether), setting a new daily record. The other new daily record was established at Toronto Pearson International Airport, which received 17.2 cm Saturday.
Up to 20 cm of snow was forecasted for parts of southern Ontario through Sunday morning. While the heaviest snow has tapered off, lake-effect squalls are occurring in the western GTA and portions of the southwest.
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The snowfall caused problems on the roads, resulting in 250 collisions in the GTA over the past 24 hours. At one point Saturday, police were responding to 40 collisions at once, according to OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt.
While no fatalities resulted from these accidents, but CBC reported one person was struck by a snow plow in Peel region, with the victim's condition unknown. Across the GTA, busses struggled to trek through the snow-packed streets.
Below are some images and videos from Saturday's storm, as well as from the lake-effect snow squalls on Sunday morning, that were posted on social media.
This is terrible! Hwy 25 north of Milton/coming into Acton 5:30am #ONStorm https://t.co/QGDe4pKN6GMatlee27 on Twitter
RIP TTC bus that has been abandoned for hours. #tosnow #tostorm #TorontoWeather #ONStormgills on Twitter
Just the amount of snow I had to shovel today in honour of the #ONStormNimra | نمرہ on Twitter
Significant snowbanks in Kitchener after winter storm Jacob #onstorm #KWAwesome #OnwxPhoenixxx Has Risen 🔥🔥🔥 on Twitter
A Winter Storm. Photography by Barry Macdonald in Kingston Ontario. @VisitKingston1 @kingstoncanada #snowstorm #ONStorm #blizzard2020 #ygk🍁 Barry Macdonald 🇨🇦 on Twitter
Late night #ONStorm pics. Stay safe and warm, Ottawa !Riley Schnurr on Twitter
La tempête de neige. Toronto, Ontario. 2020 #topoli #onstormAlan "Bert Wemp" Harris 🇨🇦 on Twitter
Nights like these I'm thankful for walkable bars 🙏🏼 #ONStorm #ottawaweather #hintonburgCait Higgy on Twitter
blizzard #ONstorm #snowday #WinterStorm #snowstorm 2020 first major winter snow storm by Scarborough town center, Toronto.Danny H. Lo on Twitter
Hey road turkeys! Give em space! Here's what NOT to do when behind the snowplows on the highway... Pro tip: You aren't getting anywhere faster than the rest of us... #ONstormSteve Roberts on Twitter
Thumbnail courtesy of Jim.