2 o’clock in the morning: a flotilla of snowplows cleans up the 401

Highway 401 crosses our city from east to west.  It’s one of the busiest – and widest – expressways in North America.  To clear 16 lanes of snow before the morning rush hour, the Department of Highways brings out its snowplow flotilla.  Plows travel in formation 8 lanes east, and then 8 lanes west.  It works.  PHOTOS BELOW were taken at 2am by TONY SMYTH, who chases spot news for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  He covers stabbings, shootings, accidents . . . and snow removal.  Tony’s eyeopening blogsite:  http://latenightcam.blogspot.com