December 20, 2008

Over 2000 car accidents as Snowmageddon hits

CANADA - There was over 300 car accidents in Toronto last night as three winter storms hit Ontario and the north eastern United States. Canadian and US police departments are estimating over 2000 accidents in the last 24 hours. Weather forecasters are referring to the three storms as Snowmageddon.

In Toronto the storms dumped 30 to 40 cm of snow, shutting down airports, highways, roads, streets and public transportation. Those highways that were open had slowed to a crawl with jack-knifed tractor-trailers.

Downtown, the real anarchy was indoors, as thousands of last-minute shoppers took advantage of work days cut short by the storm, but ended up stranded in the city with no way to get home to the suburbs.

Snow removal crews have been active the entire time, but the snow is falling so fast by the time they're done clearing one side of the highway the other side is covered so much its like there's been no progress made at all.

Environment Canada is predicting another 15 to 30 centimetres in the next two days.

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