Environment Canada’s winter weather travel advisory issued today said snow is expected to become heavy at times this afternoon and continue through the evening.
The advisory stated that snowfall accumulations of 10 to 15 cm are possible by the time the snow ends late tonight.
And the snow is impacting operations at Pearson Airport.
According to the team at the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA), there are flight delays and cancellations at Pearson.
As of 1:30 pm, almost 200 flights were cancelled at the airport.
Others were delayed, as the snow continues to fall.ADVERTISEMENT
Toronto Pearson Airport as of 1:30 pm ET
The GTAA told Daily Hive that it brought in extra snow clearing crews and said its deicing facility is busy.
Anyone travelling today is advised to check the status of their flight with their airline, or on Pearson’s website, prior to leaving for the airport.
“As the snow is expected to continue for most of the day, there’s the possibility for more flights to be impacted,” said the GTAA.
Toronto Pearson Airport
The Weather Network said this is a “potentially historic snowfall event” for the region.
“Snowfall totals across most of the GTA will hit the 10 to 15+ cm range, but areas towards Hamilton may see 15-20+ cm and the Niagara region will receive 20-25+ cm as a result of lake-effect enhancement,” said The Weather Network. “Travel will be particularly difficult near these areas.”