School buses were cancelled across the GTA this morning as the city deals with a hefty dose of winter weather today.
The city’s winter operations department says salting trucks have been out across Toronto today and a winter weather travel advisory is in effect for much of southern Ontario, including the city of Toronto and the GTA.
Environment Canada says snowfall accumulations of 10 centimetres are likely today and blowing snow is expected as the winds pick up throughout.
“There may be a significant impact to the morning commute and possibly the afternoon one as well for regions where the change to rain occurs later. Untreated roads may become snow covered and slippery.”“Snow will change to rain near noon over extreme southwestern Ontario, and late this afternoon over the Greater Toronto Area. Brief freezing rain is possible in some areas during the changeover from snow to rain,” Environment Canada’s advisory read.
Drivers are reminded to be extra cautious today and leave additional time to get to their destination.
About 15 per cent of departing flights have been cancelled at Pearson International Airport this morning due to weather.
School buses were cancelled in Peel, York, Durham and Halton regions this morning but all buses are running to schools in Toronto.