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UPDATE: Toronto digs out after reports of as much as 28cm of snowfall in some areas
Snow plows are making their way to clear the city's side streets
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Residents in Toronto are digging out from mid-week dumping of snow, reported by one source to be as much as 28cm of accumulation in some areas of the city.

According to Toronto Transportation Services, anywhere from 18 to 23cms blanketed the city over an 18 hour period.

That forced a number of cancellations and closures through Wednesday afternoon.

The slippery road conditions caused by the accumulation caused the cancellation of classes at colleges around the GTA, as well as evening programs at TDSB schools and Greater Toronto Hockey League games to be postponed.

Police closed a several roads over the course of the day, including Pottery Road, which at the time authorities called 'impassable.'

Director of Toronto Transportation Services, Peter Noehammer, says the ploughs, salters and sanders have made the rounds several times on the highways and main city streets but the sidestreets, in general, are not in good shape.

A lot of homeowners who have no choice but to park their cars on the street will find if their vehicle hasn't been ploughed in, soon will be.  And while it is a bylaw violation to throw the snow out onto the road, a lot of people do it on sidestreets and that adds to the problems for motorists.

At Pearson International,  officials say operations are going well this morning but due to weather in some American cities, delays are possible. Contact your airline for your flight status..

Check your flight status here.

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Residents in Toronto are digging out from mid-week dumping of snow, reported by one source to be as much as 28cm of accumulation in some areas of the city.

According to Toronto Transportation Services, anywhere from 18 to 23cms blanketed the city over an 18 hour period.

That forced a number of cancellations and closures through Wednesday afternoon.

The slippery road conditions caused by the accumulation caused the cancellation of classes at colleges around the GTA, as well as evening programs at TDSB schools and Greater Toronto Hockey League games to be postponed.

Police closed a several roads over the course of the day, including Pottery Road, which at the time authorities called 'impassable.'

Director of Toronto Transportation Services, Peter Noehammer, says the ploughs, salters and sanders have made the rounds several times on the highways and main city streets but the sidestreets, in general, are not in good shape.

A lot of homeowners who have no choice but to park their cars on the street will find if their vehicle hasn't been ploughed in, soon will be.  And while it is a bylaw violation to throw the snow out onto the road, a lot of people do it on sidestreets and that adds to the problems for motorists.

At Pearson International,  officials say operations are going well this morning but due to weather in some American cities, delays are possible. Contact your airline for your flight status..

Check your flight status here.

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