• Rate this Story
  • 0
  • 0

By IBTimes Staff Reporter | February 16, 2013 11:33 PM PST

Heavy snowfall in much of the Greater Toronto Area has caused chaos on the roads, and the city expects more snow fall tonight, amid a deep freeze forecast where temperatures are expected to dip to -15°C overnight.

Several accidents were reported throughout the area, and all of them pertained to weather-related collisions.

In one such accident, a four-year-old child was rushed to hospital, the Toronto Star reported Sunday.

Earlier, Environment Canada forecast more snow fall over the weekend and a temperature below -15°C.

The national weather agency announced Saturday that the city will experience a total snowfall of five to ten centimeters and 20Km/h winds coming from the north after midnight.

Dozens of flights have been canceled at Toronto Pearson International Airport.

Air Canada has said flights arriving or departing from Pearson may be delayed or cancelled due to heavy snow. The airline urged passengers to check flight status prior to leaving for the airport.

Toronto police have alerted travelers to drive carefully amid snowfall and slippery condition of the roads.

The extremely cold weather alert has made the NGOs and government to render additional services for the homeless people in the city.

Early Sunday, temperatures in Toronto ranged between -25°C and -30°C Sunday.

At least, eight homeless people have succumbed to the cold weather in the city.

This is the seventh extreme cold weather alert in the city this year, according to the Toronto Star.

To contact the editor, e-mail:

  • Rate this Story
  • 0
  • 0
This article is copyrighted by IBTimes.ca, the business news leader

Join the Conversation

Follow IBTimes

E-Newsletters

We value your privacy. Your email address will not be shared.