Readers of the Synergy Marketing Consultants Blog are likely well aware that your faithful blogger is no fan of the winter. The impending major snowstorm in southern Ontario is a major reason for that. News broke today that our city of Toronto is preparing to be hit with up to 30 centimeters of snow thanks to a storm due to strike tomorrow night.
Needless to say, this will make the morning commute to work a less than convenient one. Drivers are cautioned to not only give themselves ample extra time to get to work but to drive with extreme caution. The snow, of course, always makes driving a challenging task. Arriving safe is of the highest importance, so do your part in making sure that’s the case!
Don Peat of The Toronto Sun reports today, that the City of Toronto will be doing its part to assist drivers and pedestrians alike to “tackle” the upcoming storm. He notes that the city has “600 snow plows, 300 sidewalk plows and 200 salt trucks” that are set to clear the roads and walk ways all throughout the city over the next couple of days.
Skiiers and snowboarders are likely rejoicing. For many, this is a strange thing to celebrate considering that Toronto isn’t exactly winter sports central. However, we’re sure that many others will be traveling to neighboring towns that are the homes to some incredible hills primed for hosting these seasonal activities.
Back in the city, however, salt trucks will be hitting the main roads once the snow starts. The local roads will be salted next. Once five centimeters of snow is on the ground, the city will deploy the plows. Peat reports that the expressways and main roads will be plowed throughout the duration of the storm.
The local roads will see the plows when the snow stops, and if eight centimeters of snow falls. It is estimated that once the storm ends, it will take between 14 and 16 hours for the local road plowing to be completed. Peat also mentions that sidewalks are essentially the last priority, receiving attention where “mechanically possible” if at least five centimeters of snow falls.
Your blogger here at Synergy has a personal message for the snow. We understand that this is the season for you to make your appearance. But honestly, we get it. Please do us all a favour and melt away quickly. And if it wouldn’t be too much trouble, please take off until next winter. We’re in no rush to see again anytime soon!