Winter storm: The numbers are in

BY KELLY ROCHE

The city’s first winter storm had an icy reception, aggravating commuters and travellers alike.

All told, Mississauga received 11.8 mm of rain and 3.2 cm of snow, according to Environment Canada.
Snow, high winds, and ice pellets made for slick roads and in Peel, police handled 26 collisions between 5 p.m. Monday and 7 a.m. Tuesday, all of which were minor, said Const. Lori Murphy.
Ontario Provincial Police had responded to more than 300 crashes across the Greater Toronto Area.
A special weather statement for Peel and Halton regions ended Monday, with the federal weather agency issuing a freezing rain warning around 11 p.m., which ended Tuesday morning.
So did travel plans — more than 40 flights were cancelled at Toronto Pearson International Airport by noon Tuesday, with many more delayed.
Travellers are reminded to check with airlines or view flight schedules before heading out.
VIA Rail is advising all trains in the Windsor–Quebec City corridor and between Halifax and Montreal are operating normally, with minimal delays.
Tuesday’s predicted high is 6C with a 40 per cent chance of rain, according to Environment Canada. There’s a risk of freezing rain in the evening with a low of -2C.
Wednesday is expected to have a mix of sun and cloud with a 30 per cent chance of showers, and a high of 3C.
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