A winter storm brought heavy snow to southern Ontario on Monday, January 17, prompting the closure of several highways due to stalled vehicles, police said.
Timelapse footage filmed by Toronto resident Trey Geiger shows snow submerging a vehicle and the accumulation on his back deck, he said. “Check out the tree branches sagging under the weight of the snow!” he wrote in a tweet.
Up to 60 centimeters (23.6 inches) of snowfall was expected in Toronto and its surrounding areas, according to Environment and Climate Change Canada. Local reports said 38 cm (14.9 inches) had fallen in downtown Toronto, while 45 centimeters (17.7 inches) accumulated in North Etobicoke and Whitby. Credit: Trey Geiger via Storyful