PHOTOS: Snow yields risky travel, accidents across southern Ontario

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PHOTOS: Snow yields risky travel, accidents across southern Ontario
PHOTOS: Snow yields risky travel, accidents across southern Ontario

Commutes in the GTA and across southwestwern Ontario were impacted, heavily in some areas, by a shot of snow that pushed through Thursday overnight and Friday morning.

The southern Ontario regions were on the receiving end of snow from the Colorado low that tracked through, leading to slippery and dangerous travel on the roads by early Friday morning. It has resulted in numerous accidents across the GTA including at least two in Oakville.

Oakville accident/Jeremy Cohn
Oakville accident/Jeremy Cohn

Snowy conditions were responsible for a vehicle crashing into a hydro pole in Oakville, but no injuries were reported. Photo: Jeremy Cohn.

It was reported that snowy conditions were responsible for a vehicle crashing into a hydro pole in Oakville, but no injuries were reported. A second incident involved a car sliding into the ditch at QEW and Bronte Road, which at the time, occurred when snow was starting to turn to rain and the area was quite slushy. No injuries were reported with this accident, either.

Oakville accident from snow/Jeremy Cohn
Oakville accident from snow/Jeremy Cohn

Car slides into a ditch in Oakville during snowy conditions. Photo: Jeremy Cohn.

There was also an accident on Highway 401 near Cambridge and Campbellville, but wasn't a result of the snow. However, there was snowy conditions during the cleanup.

As well, a section of Dixon Road in Toronto was closed after a garbage truck crashed into multiple cars and hit a hydro pole Friday morning.

The snow has since pushed out of southern Ontario, but roads continue to remain slippery in some areas, and visibility may be impacted by blowing snow from blustery winds, gusting as high as 60-80 km/h, through the day Friday -- resulting from lake-effect snow.

Meanwhile, additional visuals of the snow that fell across the region into Friday morning has surfaced on social media. A selection of them can be found below.

Thumbnail courtesy of Jeremy Cohn.