Over 100 crashes reported across GTA as storm brings freezing rain, ice pellets

Posted In: News Date:Apr 14th, 2018

More than 100 crashes have been reported across the Greater Toronto Area as it experiences a wintry blast of weather in the form of freezing rain and ice pellets.

The mix of precipitation is coming ahead of a potential ice storm on Sunday.

Sgt. Kerry Schmidt, with the Ontario Provincial Police's Highway Safety Division, said many of the crashes are single vehicle collisions, with cars ending up sideways, going into ditches and concrete walls, spinning out and going the wrong way.

Schmidt urged drivers to stay off the roads completely if they can.