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.
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.
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.
🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨Mayhem on Dixon 🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨
Continued thread. More pictures from the scene on Dixon early this morning pic.twitter.com/yxAg9L7J2h
— Kyle.Taylor (@livingbyyyz) February 5, 2021
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.
— Jay McQueen (@JayMacRealtor) February 5, 2021
— Danny Brown #WearAMask 🏴 🇨🇦 (@DannyBrownCA) February 5, 2021
Blustery, chilly, snowy day in Kitchener, Ontario Canada 🇨🇦🌨️❄️ #onstorm #KWAwesome #OnWx @weathernetwork @MurphTWN @AnthonyFarnell @ShannBradbury @michellemackey @Ross_Hull @KMacTWN @MurphTWN @StormHour @Westmountstorm1 @StormhunterTWN @jwhittalTWN #ShareYourWeather @vidman pic.twitter.com/sgP5zEv3Gj
— Canadian Snow Enthusiast 🌨️❄️🇨🇦 (@Dkajic_Wx_On) February 5, 2021
Thinking it’s windy ? Gusts up to 80 km/h - yup - I felt them at the Lighthouse at Port Stanley 🥶💨 @weathernetwork @KMacTWN @MurphTWN @cstclair1 @martaczur @StormhunterTWN @weatherchannel @RachelSchoutsen pic.twitter.com/JFmIdKYdRP
— Ann Maurie Stevens (@LittleBeachLady) February 5, 2021
A mess on the 401 last night, but only minor injuries from this crash near Campbellville. Not directly weather related, but the cleanup crews had to deal with the snow as they worked. Squalls on tap for today so it’s going to get bad on some roads today. @weathernetwork #ONStorm pic.twitter.com/yNPLIKKyLx
— Mark Robinson (@StormhunterTWN) February 5, 2021
A very blustery day...wind is projected to reach 70kmh...#Onstorm
If you are driving, please clear all windows and make sure that your full vehicle lighting system is on. #MyHomeOffficeView pic.twitter.com/p205csJJEg
— William R. Hunter (@ChiefBillHunter) February 5, 2021
— Felix (@FelixTse11) February 5, 2021
Thumbnail courtesy of Jeremy Cohn.