Second big snowstorm in two weeks here in The Big Smoke.
Did we collectively learn anything from the first one?
Good job it happened on a Saturday and not a work day.
Driving home from the Auto Show this afternoon/evening - yes, it took that long - the Gardiner was closed completely, and the 401 was 20 km/h from Yonge right through to Highway 10.
I only actually saw one collision on the westbound 401, near the on-going construction between 427 and Dixie. It appeared to already be moved off onto the left shoulder of the Collectors (I was in the Express).
It didn't look too bad, maybe two cars by the time I got there, with tow trucks and at least one fire engine already on the scene.
But that didn't seem to be what was slowing people down.
We just can't drive in snow.
You can tell the people who have proper winter tires.
Not only because they usually have them mounted on black steel rims so as to protect their nice shiny alloys from the rigours of winter driving.
But because they can keep moving.
Yes, there were still a few people without their proper headlights on.
But the one thing I noticed moreso than ever today, and of course it hearkens back to my longest-standing pet peeve - people driving slowly in the left lane.
Folks, it's the old heat-kitchen thing - if you can't handle the pace, get the hell out of the way, and let those of us who have proper tires (and know how to drive) get home in time for dinner...