Toronto Pearson Airport Confirms Over 200 Flights Cancelled And More Delayed Due To Heavy Snowfall
Toronto Pearson Airport cancels, delays 200 flights today because of the significant snowfall in the city.
Winter is clearly not done in Toronto yet. Significant snowfall is hitting the city today on February 27. As much as 20 cm of snow will be falling upon regions across Toronto in a single day. Whenever there's this much snowfall, the city and the roads become a total mess.
The Toronto Pearson Airport confirms on their website that over 200 flights have already been cancelled today. On top of this, many other flights have been delayed. This affects both departing and arriving flights to the city of Toronto.
If you were supposed to travel from or to Toronto today, we hope you do end up making it to your destination safely! 109 flights that were supposed to arrive in Toronto today and 98 departing flights from Pearson Airport have been cancelled, based on their official website.
Even if a flight isn't cancelled, it could still be delayed because of the winter weather. Dozens of flights arriving and departing have been delayed.
Many more flights could be delayed or cancelled later on in the day as the snow continues to fall in the city. If you're travelling today or picking a passenger up from the airport, make sure to visit the Toronto Pearson website and check the flight status before you head to the airport.
Toronto Pearson Airport is also warning travellers today to check their flight status on the airport's website or with their respective airline in advance because they say the snow may cause delays.
Check out the tweet they posted today below.
Snow this morning may cause some delays. If you’re flying, confirm flight time with your airline or at https://t.co/im60P3D7VP— Toronto Pearson (@TorontoPearson) February 27, 2019
Environment Canada warns that Toronto will be hit with "significant snowfall" today of up to 20 cm, leading to dangerous road conditions. "Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations," warns Environment Canada in their weather alert. "Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow".
An extreme cold weather alert has also been issued for the city. The snow is expected to stop tomorrow, and sunny skies are in the forecast for Thursday and Friday, according to The Weather Network.
If you are travelling or heading to the Toronto Pearson airport today, stay safe out there! Be extra cautious on the roads and allow yourself extra time to commute to the airport, especially since snow can lead to dangerous driving conditions.