Toronto in for another messy commute home Thursday with more snow expected

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Toronto is about to get hit with some more snow Thursday night after the city woke up to a few centimetres that fell overnight.

Global News chief meteorologist Anthony Farnell said Toronto will see freezing drizzle throughout the day, “followed by a transition back to snow at night.”

Farnell said this second wave of snow will dump about another four to eight centimetres on the city by Friday.

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Environment Canada also issued a special weather statement for Toronto Thursday calling for the possibility of mixed precipitation with snow and freezing drizzle.

The weather agency said the afternoon and evening commute will likely be impacted.

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OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said there were over 175 crashes Thursday after the first system rolled through.

He warned motorists to make sure to clean off their vehicles of snow before they start driving.

“Make sure you blow that snow off your vehicle, the roof, the hood, the trunk, because it’s going to melt and refreeze,” he said, adding it could then fly off in “sheets”.

“Make sure you got your washer fluid … Give yourself that following distance and drive safe.”

Drivers can also expect Friday morning’s commute to be rough, Farnell warned.

“Chilly temperatures combined with wind gusts over 40 km/h Friday morning will blow the snow around and actually make for a more difficult drive into work than today [Thursday],” he said.

Things will cool down for the weekend, however, Farnell said another five centimetres is likely Sunday night, which means another slow commute could be in the cards for Monday morning.

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