Toronto snow storm leads to car damage

February 4th, 2015 by admin

Drivers in the Toronto area have to be especially attentive in the face of the most recent snowstorm to descend upon the region. CBC News has reported on some of the accidents caused by a lingering storm that left more than 5 inches in the city and over 15 in certain surrounding places. Police have had to respond to around 250 crashes, even as the weather began to die down this week.

Traffic reporter Laurie Turcotte explained the traffic situation to the source on Monday, and warned residents not to drive too eagerly. Plows were still on the roads, with some of them involved in accidents themselves.

"The major routes have been plowed but … keep in mind that it's still slippery out there and changing lanes is really tough because of windrows of snow that have been left from the plowing," Turcotte said.

Even though the storm itself has reportedly "tapered off," the source notes that winds and low temperatures are still remaining in the area on Monday, combining to create conditions that felt like they were in the range of 13 degrees below zero Fahrenheit. Several local trains were also suspended after the snowfall interfered with the train tracks, as CTV reported.

Home and auto insurance companies are needed to help owners cover losses and protect themselves when roads become difficult to drive on, and the long time it takes to get all roads successfully plowed can add to the risk level.

Turn to Fundy Mutual for assistance in keeping vehicles protected in extreme weather. The combination of different factors that arise from a dangerous storm can all impact a vehicle's stability and make it more vulnerable to low temperatures, winds and accidents than previously thought.