Well, if you live in Toronto or the GTA, you’ve likely experienced the biggest snowstorm that we’ve seen in a long time today.
It’s being reported that some cities around the Greater Toronto Area could experience up to 60 centimetres of snow. That’s madness.
The blizzard has been so bad that it forced the closures of the Don Valley Parkway and the Gardiner Expressway, so they can assist people stuck on the highway.
HIGHWAY CLOSURES: Due to extreme weather and for the safety of drivers, the @TorontoPolice is temporarily closing the DVP and Gardiner. All ramps will be closed. This is to help move any existing vehicles that are stuck and allow snow plows to clear the routes. ^CdK
— Toronto Police Operations (@TPSOperations) January 17, 2022
Slowly and surely, the city has reopened the Gardiner, but as I write this, the DVP is still closed.
But for the Maple Leafs — they still had a practice today. I don’t know how everyone got there, but they somehow did it.
Tavares said the #leafs pretty much had a full team at practice today despite the blizzard that has dumped more than a foot of snow on the city & closed Hiway 401 & the Gardiner Expressway. Said it took almost an hour to clear his driveway this morning. pic.twitter.com/VIw4w2Q9Pj
— Mike Zeisberger (@Zeisberger) January 17, 2022
John Tavares was up early shoveling his driveway. He even had a helper.
Alexander Kerfoot ended up trying to drive to the rink, but he only got so far. After he gave up with his “little car”, the 27-year-old called an Uber.
Alexander Kerfoot and his little car eventually gave up trying to solve the snow and Uber'd to practice.
John Tavares needed over an hour trying to clear a path out of his driveway but pushed through: "Luckily I have a truck."
— luke fox (@lukefoxjukebox) January 17, 2022
With him speaking to the media via Zoom after practice, I assume he made it to Ford Performance Centre on time.
Personally, I have no idea how Toronto had a full team practice today. I took my dog out this morning and I was walking in two feet of snow. I could not imagine driving in it.
But they did it.
The Maple Leafs will have one more practice tomorrow before heading to New York for a two game road-trip against the Rangers and Islanders.