City crews working to clear slush, ponding
City snow plows have been buzzing around Toronto all morning scraping up the slush.
Main routes are bare but very wet.
Director of Transportation Peter Noehammer says all of Toronto's roads, including side streest should be clear by Wednesday night.
The city has learned lessons from the dump of some 30cm of snow Toronto got in early February.
This time, Noehammer says plows are clearing away the snow & slush right to the curb. He says that's opening up catch basins to allow water that has been pooling on roadways to flow into the sewer system. The city has dispatched extra machines like Bobcats to open up catch basins to relieve ponding near major intersections. Noehammer says patrollers are also out looking for flooding at underpasses and dips in the road.
The city will lay down a layer of salt on Toronto roads & sidewalks tonight to keep any leftover water from freezing up.