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April 3, 2003
Toronto paramedics warn of danger to residents during ice storm
  
Emergency Medical Services - Toronto EMS paramedics are urging residents to
increase their awareness and exercise caution as a result of the severe ice
storm warning.

Environment Canada has issued a winter storm warning with severe freezing rain
conditions for the next 24 hours.

Since the start of the morning rush hour, Toronto EMS has responded to numerous
calls resulting from ice-related slips, falls and motor vehicle crashes. Both
pedestrians and motorists will be at even greater risk as this storm
intensifies.

When weather conditions worsen, getting around becomes more difficult. Drivers
face increased risk of motor vehicle collisions, while pedestrians are at risk
of falls. Toronto residents should stay indoors if they do not have to go
outside.

Residents should monitor regularly media weather updates to increase their
awareness of outdoor conditions and be careful if they plan to go outdoors.


Media Contact
Peter Macintyre, Toronto Emergency Medical Services
416-392-2069

 

 

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