Wicked winter weather returns to southern Ontario

The first storm of the season hits the downtown core of Toronto on December 14, 2013. (Veronica...

The first storm of the season hits the downtown core of Toronto on December 14, 2013. (Veronica Henri/QMI Agency)

Kevin Connor, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:39 PM ET

TORONTO -- A 20-vehicle crash closed the QEW in Mississauga on Saturday as wicked winter weather returned to Ontario.

The OPP issued reports of dozens of collisions on highways in the GTA but reported no injuries.

The provincial police were urging drivers to drive according to the roads and weather conditions.

“This is crazy,” OPP Sgt. Dave Woodford tweeted late Saturday afternoon. “I have never seen anything like it in my 31 years.”

Environment Canada said Saturday up to 20 centimetres of snow is expected to fall on Toronto over the next 24 hours, and 15 centimetres of snow was expected to fall in 12 hours in St. Catharines, Grimsby and Niagara Region.

A winter storm warning was issued for areas around the west end of Lake Ontario, including Hamilton and Burlington.

Those areas were expected to receive 15-25 centimetres of snow accompanied by gusty easterly winds.

For areas around Ottawa and Cornwall, the snow didn’t begin until the evening, but it was expected to intensify during the overnight period and continue into Sunday.


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