Hundreds of flights out of Toronto canceled as winter storm arrives

With dozens of flights canceled or delayed Wednesday night from Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ), Environment Canada issued a winter storm warning to the City of Toronto as of 5:55 p.m. EST on February 22. issued.

Around 9 p.m., 110 flights (about 20%) were canceled and another 126 flights (about 24%) were delayed, according to EST. flight readyan online flight tracking website.

The airport also canceled 79 outbound flights (about 14%) and delayed a further 215 flights (40%).

Toronto forecast Snow, sometimes heavy, presenting 15-20 cm piles of ice. Accumulation may be low if areas experience mixing of ice pellets with frozen rain for an extended period of time, the advisory said.

Northeasterly winds of 50 to 60 kilometers per hour continued into early Thursday morning, threatening the city with freezing rain and light ice build-up on hard objects. Environment Canada has warned travelers to be prepared for reduced visibility in heavy snowfall, localized snowstorms and mixed ice particles.

Early on February 22nd, Toronto Pearson Airport posted the following weather forecast: twitter, warns travelers to check flight status with the airline before leaving for the airport.airport in the evening Posted Photo of a snowplow. Please note that delays may occur and the ground crew are working hard in difficult conditions to ensure passenger safety.

“Surfaces such as highways, roads, sidewalks and parking lots can become icy, slippery and dangerous. Be very careful when walking and driving in infected areas. The impact could be significant,” said Environment Canada.

and Twitter post On February 22nd, Air Canada said in light of the winter storms headed for Toronto Pearson that its “good faith policy to allow customers to make flight changes is in effect.”

Billy Bishop Airport also warned that winter weather conditions could affect operations. “Please check with your airline for flight status and updates and allow sufficient time for airport transfers,” the airport posted. twitter.