The OPP has been called to 175 collisions in the GTA over the past 24 hours.
In a social media post, Sergeant Kerry Schmidt noted that the number is likely to increase with more snow and freezing rain expected throughout the area overnight.
“You never know what to expect,” he said.
Motorists are being asked to drive according to conditions and to ensure their vehicles are clear before hitting the road.
“Make sure you clear your vehicle of ice and snow,” he said.
A special weather statement is in effect for Durham and York regions, as well as Kawartha Lakes and Peterborough.
“Patchy freezing drizzle and light snow will effect some areas this evening before changing to snow heavy at times before midnight. Snow will be heaviest overnight. Total snowfall accumulations in the 5 to 10 cm range are expected for most areas by the time the snow tapers off Friday afternoon,” the statement for Durham and York reads.
“Given the timing of the snow, the Friday morning commute may be impacted. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions.”