Toronto snow removal effort continues 5 days after massive storm – Toronto


The City of Toronto says cleanup efforts will continue until the weekend following Monday’s major snowstorm.

In a bulletin issued by the city’s transportation services, the city said snow removal and salting of major roads has been completed and the snow removal process has begun.

“The work involves dozens of crews using front-end loaders and dump trucks collecting the snow and then removing it to the City’s network of five snow storage sites,” the bulletin said.

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However, the city said sidewalks and bike lanes are still being developed, especially in areas that were blocked or missed earlier in the week.

Toronto received about 55 cm of snow on Monday.

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The storm brought hazardous driving conditions across the region and grounded cars and transit vehicles for hours.

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There is still no service on line 3 of the TTC due to the storm.

“TTC crews cleared, by hand, over 14,500 cubic meters of snow along Line 3 (The Scarborough RT) from McCowan Yard Guideway to Kennedy Loop,” the bulletin read.

TTC spokesman Stuart Green tweeted that shuttles will be operating.

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Toronto Mayor John Tory declared a “major snowstorm condition” on Monday to help with the snow removal process. Depending on the condition, parking on roads designated as snow roads is prohibited for a period of 72 hours.

On Friday, the city extended the major snowstorm condition until the full cleanup was complete.

According to Transportation Services, crews covered more than 350,000 km salting and clearing highways, arterials, neighborhood roads and sidewalks.

with files by Gabby Rodrigues & Ryan Rocca

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