PHOTO: Snow! At Humber? Can you believe it? (Madi Cyr | Skedline.com)
Roughly 1 cm of snow is enough to slow down some of Humber’s finest.
Classes are barren, the cafeteria is nearly empty, and the thin dusting of white has blanketed the Lakeshore campus in a pristine silence.
In a darkened corner of the Humber commons, Shaylin McCormin of the criminal justice program groaned about her morning commute: “I live near Barrie, so it took me two hours to get here.”
She said traffic was a unique brand of hell this morning: the slippery roads causing all manner of slow drivers to take the day off and put their feet up behind the wheel. Today, everyone else had their shift covered.
Nearly alone in the aforementioned cafeteria: one Ms. Aaliyah Ali, bundled in layers and layers of warm clothing of all types. A sweater, snowsuit, toque and gloves made up her armour against the fringed grip of Jack Frost (or, more aptly: Jack Powder). Despite all that, she still managed to work on her Bachelor of Commerce homework.
“It was… okay,” She managed, putting on a brave face for the media. “I come from Brampton, on a good day it’s around half an hour, but today it took me an hour.”
Toronto police are pleading for everyone to take it slow this chilly Thursday morning. Evidently, a few unlucky souls haven’t gotten the message.
Nadia Araujo, Humber Media Relations and External Communications Specialist, said – when asked why, God, why hadn’t the school been shut down:
“It’s an ongoing basis: look at the weather, look at the weather changes, and it’ll be decided and put on Humber.ca.”
So – according to Araujo – there’s no telling when the college’s denizens might deign to free its subjects from winter’s cruel torment.
According to The Weather Network, snow will continue today, possibly turning into freezing drizzle as the temperature rises.