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Toronto, Jan 18 (Canadian-Media): Snowfall warning is in effect for Toronto accompanied with poor visibility, high winds with messay and dangerous driving conditions, media reports said.
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The messy roads caused several accidents and many vehicles got stuck in the snow.
"Make sure you slow down. The road conditions are changing," says Const. Caroline de Kloet, spokesperson for the Toronto Police Service.
The city has at its disposal 200 salt trucks, 1,500 workers and 1,100 pieces of equipment at its disposal to deal with the snow, said city spokesperson Eric Holmes earlier Saturday morning and added that staff have been preparing for days to cope with what he called the "first snowstorm of the decade.".
"We anticipate right now, based on current forecasts — obviously, the weather always changes — we'll get to around eight centimetres and the snow will stop between 7 and 9 tonight. That is when you will start to see plows on the neighbourhood streets," Holmes said.
The snow will taper off to showers or wet flurries by late Saturday afternoon or early evening, Environment Canada said.
The accumulating snow could make travel difficult, with visibility reduced suddenly at times.
"Persons in or near this area should be on the lookout for adverse weather conditions and take necessary safety precautions," Environment Canada said in the warning.