Winter storm brings traffic to a standstill in Ontario, Quebec (PHOTOS)

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Winter storm brings traffic to a standstill in Ontario, Quebec (PHOTOS)
Winter storm brings traffic to a standstill in Ontario, Quebec (PHOTOS)

A wide-reaching winter storm blanketed parts of Ontario and Quebec Sunday evening into Monday with more than 35 cm of snow accumulating in some places, leading to dangerous roadways, delays, and closures.

In Toronto, officials closed the Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway due to the conditions.

Both are major traffic arteries. Combined, an average of 175,000 cars use the roadways daily, according to the City of Toronto.

On the 401, traffic has come to a "standstill" according to witnesses. There have been reports of stranded drivers leaving their cars to shovel the highway.

This system is part of a far-reaching storm spanning the U.S. East Coast and eastern Canada, with the highest snowfall totals expected along the spine of the Appalachians as well as across the lower Great Lakes.

Here's a look at the effects of the storm in photos.

ONTARIO

Toronto blizzard Chris Bilton - Jan. 17
Toronto blizzard Chris Bilton - Jan. 17

(Bloor St. neighbourhood Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. Toronto, Ont. Credit: Chris Bilton/The Weather Network)

Ontario blizzard - Robin
Ontario blizzard - Robin

(Toronto, Ont. Jan. 17, 2022. Credit: Robyn Yakiwchuk/The Weather Network)

QUEBEC

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