Snow in Toronto: Spring storm in southern Ontario

A spring storm hitting southern Ontario, which is expected to bring up to eight centimeters of snow by Tuesday, is causing disorderly conditions on the roads.

Environment Canada issued a winter weather travel advisory Monday for most of southern Ontario.

The Greater Toronto Area is expected to receive between four and eight centimeters of snow, which began Monday afternoon and will continue through Tuesday.

Hamilton, Guelph, Kitchener, London, Blue Mountains, Owen Sound, Sarnia and Hanover could see snowfall of three centimeters per hour at the height of the storm, Environment Canada said.

“Visibility can sometimes be suddenly reduced during heavy snowfall,” Environment Canada said Monday. “Be prepared to adapt your driving to changing road conditions.”

The Ontario Provincial Police are warning drivers to slow down and drive according to weather conditions after a serious accident on the 401 highway near London on Monday afternoon.

Police said officers were “astonished” there were no fatalities after a truck collided with the back of a pickup truck on Highway 401 near Union Road.

Highway 401 has been closed in the area while the cleanup and investigation continues, police said.

The wintry weather will clear up by Wednesday when temperatures rise to around 10 degrees under sunny skies in the Greater Toronto Area.

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