Social media is exploding with somewhat apocalyptic images of Ontario’s wild snow storm, which The Weather Network has dubbed “one of Ontario’s most impactful storms,” and Global News’ chief meteorlogost Anthony Farnell has warned could be “the worst snowstorm we’ve seen in years.” Environment Canada has noted that Toronto, Hamilton, Niagra, Belleville, Halton—Peel, York—Durham and Dunnville have gotten the brunt of the storm.
With 30-60 cm of snow piling on streets, driveways, and highways across the province, Ontarians are being forced to become one with their shovel and winter tires.
Unfortunately, this mantra is especially true for those who have been stuck on Highway 401 today, some being forced to shovel themselves out of traffic jams caused by the snow. At the time of writing, drivers have been stranded on the highway for over eight hours.
Most major routes are at a stand still in many areas. We have people out of their cars shoveling the 401. pic.twitter.com/teJrZsup5R
— CityNews Toronto Traffic (@citynews680) January 17, 2022
@chadwaynerowe Raw uncut video of Ontario #ontario #weather #toronto #snow #snowstorm ♬ original sound – Chadwayne Rowe
Capitalism is winning when people are so anxious to not miss their job that they will get out to shovel a major highway (401 in Toronto) to ensure arriving. pic.twitter.com/ujYYo2sJ1P
— Wambli Ska Wicasa 🦅🪶 (@LakotaWambli) January 17, 2022
— Luis Horacio Nájera (@Najera13) January 17, 2022
Some were seen ditching their cars and walking along the highway.
— Rena (@damnncroissant) January 17, 2022
Doug Ford is even putting the work in to help fellow Ontarians stuck inside the winter madness.
@citynewsto Ontario Premier Doug Ford helps stranded drivers in Etobicoke. #news #dougford #ontario #snowstorm #toronto #winterstorm ♬ original sound – CityNews
However, the madness has continued.
@lauraflora3000 the city is a mess this morning lol #toronto #torontotok #torontosnowstorm #torontosnowday #ontariotok #ontario #ontariosnowday #torontovlog ♬ Better Days – NEIKED & Mae Muller & Polo G
Some Ontarians are seeing the weather as an opportunity to get their ski’s out on the city sidewalks.
— vuhvuh (@datEvagirl) January 17, 2022
Despite everything, not every Ontarian appears to be pissed off about the snow.
— T🍊ri the Dumb Lefty Canadian Radical (@RodneyTori) January 17, 2022