Another snowy day for Toronto’s schools, the Prairie provinces are preparing for more storms

People are helping push a TTC bus stuck in deep snow on Mt. Pleasant Rd. near Davisville Ave. on January 17, 2022.Fred Lum / The Globe and Mail

A snowstorm that closed schools in parts of southern Ontario and Quebec on Monday will keep many of them dark for another day, while some parts of the prairies already hit by freezing rain are now battling diving temperatures and snow.

Several boards in the Toronto area, such as the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board, the Toronto Catholic District School Board and the York Region District School Board, said teaching will continue at a distance through online learning today.

But the Toronto District School Board said there would be no direct remote or virtual learning either, noting in an online post that 36 of its schools still need to have snow removed from their roofs – a task it did not say could be closed on Monday due to bad weather and road conditions.

The regional GO Transit network warned that service would be reduced on Tuesday and to expect delays or cancellations, while several subway lines in Toronto did not run late last night due to what the TTC said were weather-related mechanical problems.

Winter storm and wind warnings were also in place for large parts of Alberta, parts of southern Manitoba were expected to see heavy snowfall Monday night, and winter storms, and snowfall and freezing rain were also issued in parts of Saskatchewan.

Edmonton was already battling icy streets and sidewalks Monday, and city police said they responded to 190 collisions between 6 p.m. 06.00 and 18.00

The RCMP in northern Alberta late Monday recommended that people stay off highways after saying they had responded to several collisions.

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