Storm causing school closures, traffic delays in Toronto area

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Published February 18, 2022 at 8:20 am

TORONTO — The overnight snowfall and icy roads in the Greater Toronto Area have caused major traffic and public transit delays and forced some school boards to cancel buses and close buildings. 

Environment Canada warnings of freezing rain and snowfall accumulation of 10 to 15 centimetres in the Toronto area have ended this morning, but the road conditions are still causing closures and delays.  

The Toronto Transit Commission is warning commuters that icy roads are causing major delays. 

Peel District School Board cancelled buses for today and asked students to study from home due to inclement weather conditions. 

Halton public school boards also cancelled buses and classes for the day, while Halton Catholic school board says asynchronous materials and tasks will be posted for students online as schools are closed. 

Elementary and secondary students at Toronto and Toronto Catholic district school boards are not required to attend classes today due to a scheduled professional activity day.

York Region Public and York Region Catholic school boards didn’t close schools today. 

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 18, 2022.

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