TDSB cancels in-person and remote learning on Tuesday

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The Ontario Provincial Police say a “storm hangover” caused delays on all GTA highways on Tuesday morning following the monstrous storm that hit the area the day before.

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sergeant. Kerry Scmidt said there were hundreds of calls for help outstanding on the roads and highway. 401 eastbound express lanes are closed between Islington and Kipling.

“There’s so much traffic that we can’t clear the freeway,” Schmidt said.

Some vehicles have been stuck for more than 12 hours.

Schmidt said the plows were stuck in traffic after haul trucks jackknifed and had traction issues.

“It’s far from ideal,” he said of the situation from his cruiser, adding that drivers were speeding up, leading to further crashes.

The City of Toronto declared a “major snowstorm condition” Monday in response to Monday’s storm and is still encouraging residents to stay home to allow for proper clearing of roads and sidewalks.

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The Toronto District School Board ended in-person and distance learning on Tuesday after the board came under fire for continuing distance learning on Monday.

“Students will not participate in live remote or virtual learning,” TDSB Director of Education Colleen Russell-Rawlins said in a statement late Monday. “Where possible, teachers will provide voluntary class work through established online platforms for students who wish to continue their learning. Students can also work on previously assigned assignments or spend time reviewing previously covered material.

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The Peel District School Board, Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board and York Region District School Board said classes would continue remotely through online learning on Tuesday.

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The Durham District School Board has canceled all in-person classes, but secondary school students will switch to remote learning. Elementary students will have a snow day.

The Toronto Catholic District School Board has canceled in-person classes and said students can learn “asynchronously at home if they choose.”

  1. Children help clear a driveway on Monday January 17, 2022 in Ajax.

    TDSB’s move to online teaching instead of Snow Day is ‘disappointing’

  2. Owners work to clear snow on Monday January 17, 2022 in Ajax.

    SNOWMAGEDDON: City declares ‘major snowstorm condition’

The TTC also reported numerous service outages Tuesday morning related to weather and snow removal. Line 1 of the subway system was closed between Sheppard West and St. Clair West stations “due to weather conditions”. Customers are encouraged to use buses to get to the Yonge subway line.

There were also shuttles running on line 3 and on St. Clair between the two subway stations.

Metrolinx said GO Transit service will be reduced for the day “to ensure we can provide safe and reliable buses and trains as the snowstorm cleanup continues.”

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