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Environment Canada issues Toronto snowfall warning as winter storm looms
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Environment Canada issues Toronto snowfall warning as winter storm looms

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The City of Toronto has removed the extreme cold weather warning, but there is still a snowfall warning.

In a Statement made early SundayEnvironment Canada reported that significant snowfall was expected to begin Sunday and continue into Monday.

According to the agency, significant snow is expected to fall in the region Monday due to a low pressure system that tracks south of the Great Lakes.

Environment Canada stated that total snowfall amounts of 15-20 centimetres is expected by Monday night.

The release states that Monday morning is possible with peak snowfall rates of up to three centimetres an hour.

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The agency warns that heavy snow could significantly impact Monday morning commutes.

The warning stated that local blowing snow is possible Monday afternoon and evening, with gusty northerly or northwesterly winds.

Environment Canada stated that rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult.

The warning stated that visibility may be reduced suddenly in heavy snow. This could have a significant effect on urban rush hour traffic.

The agency advised that people should take frequent breaks when clearing snow.

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