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From cars buried in snow to ambulances scrambling through barely visible streets, images capture the extent of the snowfall across Toronto and parts of Ontario.

Gusty winds and snow have prompted Environment Canada to issue a blizzard warning for the Greater Toronto Area on Monday.

Some parts of Ontario, such as Niagara Falls, St. Catharines, Kingston, Ottawa and Peterborough, are expected to receive between 25 centimetres and half a metre of snow. Peak snowfall rates potentially will be between two to five centimetres per hour.

Photos show people attempting to free their cars under mounds of snow, snow blowers trying to clear out streets, porches completely covered, and commuters testing their luck on bikes.

Here are some photographs showing the extent of the snowstorm in Toronto and other parts of the province.

A cyclist rides through a winter storm in Toronto on Monday January 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn A cyclist rides through a winter storm in Toronto on Monday January 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

People skate on the Rideau Canal Skateway amid heavy snow and driving wind in Ottawa, on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. A blizzard warning is in effect for the region with Environment Canada predicting between 25 to 40 cm of snow. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang People skate on the Rideau Canal Skateway amid heavy snow and driving wind in Ottawa, on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. A blizzard warning is in effect for the region with Environment Canada predicting between 25 to 40 cm of snow. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

An ambulance races through a winter storm in Toronto on Monday January 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn An ambulance races through a winter storm in Toronto on Monday January 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

People work to clear their driveways as heavy snow continues to fall in Ottawa, on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. A blizzard warning is in effect for the region with Environment Canada predicting between 25 to 40 cm of snow. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang People work to clear their driveways as heavy snow continues to fall in Ottawa, on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. A blizzard warning is in effect for the region with Environment Canada predicting between 25 to 40 cm of snow. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

A snow plow clears streets during a winter storm in Toronto on Monday January 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn A snow plow clears streets during a winter storm in Toronto on Monday January 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Satellite view of Canada and North America on Jan. 17, 2022 at 2:40p.m. EST. (NOAA/NESDIS/STAR - GOES Image Viewer)Satellite view of Canada and North America on Jan. 17, 2022 at 2:40p.m. EST. (NOAA/NESDIS/STAR - GOES Image Viewer)

A school bus driver tries to clear snow as a winter storm causes the closure of schools in Toronto on Monday January 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn A school bus driver tries to clear snow as a winter storm causes the closure of schools in Toronto on Monday January 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

A cross-country skier makes their way up a snow-covered road in Ottawa, on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. A blizzard warning is in effect for the region with Environment Canada predicting between 25 to 40 cm of snow. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang A cross-country skier makes their way up a snow-covered road in Ottawa, on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. A blizzard warning is in effect for the region with Environment Canada predicting between 25 to 40 cm of snow. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

A man clears snow at a gas station during a winter storm in Toronto on Monday January 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn A man clears snow at a gas station during a winter storm in Toronto on Monday January 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

A cat plays in the snow during a huge winter storm in Mississauga, Ont., on Monday, January 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette A cat plays in the snow during a huge winter storm in Mississauga, Ont., on Monday, January 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

 

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