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Cleanup continues in GTA after record-breaking snowfall

Last Updated Nov 12, 2019 at 9:53 am EST

A snow plow in the GTA on Nov. 12, 2019. CITYNEWS/Bert Dandy

The cleanup continues on Tuesday after record-breaking snowfall — which arrived more than a month before winter starts — left the GTA roads and sidewalks a mess.

Snow started to fall in the region on Monday morning and continued into the overnight hours. The GTA was under a winter weather travel advisory from Environment Canada but it since been lifted.

Pearson airport received 13 centimetres of snow, beating the record of three centimetres set in 1983.

The region is also seeing near record cold temperatures. As of 7 a.m., the temperature hit -7.9 C, breaking the record of -7.8 C set in 1937.

680 NEWS meteorologist Jill Taylor said the windchill will make it feel like -15 C on Tuesday and will dip further to -22 overnight.

She said a few flurries are possible for the GTA and potential snow squalls for the snowbelts.