A bitterly cold and snowy forecast is already causing Toronto Pearson delays throughout the airport on Thursday. The airport cautioned travellers to expect cancellation and delays throughout the morning via the winter weather advisory. The airport, who sent out a reminder to customers on Wednesday night, is warning travellers to check the status of the flights in response to the poor weather.

According to the Toronto Pearson website, multiple departures throughout the morning have been delayed. One flight from Pearson to Mexico has even been delayed for around 6 hours. 

“Snow is in the forecast overnight for the area, and we’re ready for it. If you’re flying tomorrow, please check your flight status with your airline before leaving for the airport,” read a statement from the company.

Narcity reached out to Toronto Pearson Airport for further info on the advisory.

“When snow is in the forecast, we want to ensure our passengers are aware and that they check their flight status before leaving for the airport,” Beverly MacDonald, Senior Advisor, Communications, wrote.

“For cancellations, there are currently 2.52% departures and 2.93% arrivals that have been cancelled. Our website has the most up-to-date information about cancelled flights that are updated throughout the day," she added regarding flight cancellation percentages.

According to Environment Canada, Toronto is in for light snowfall and frigid temperatures today.

At least 2 cm of accumulation is expected with temperatures reaching at low as -28 C with windchill overnight.

“Periods of snow. Amount 2 cm. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 this afternoon. High plus 1 with temperature falling to minus 5 this afternoon. Wind chill minus 15 this afternoon. UV index 1 or low,” a statement from the weather service read.

“Periods of snow ending near midnight then clearing. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light before morning. Low minus 19. Wind chill minus 15 this evening and minus 27 overnight,” it added.

 

Air travel isn’t the only Toronto transportation method to take a hit today.

The TTC reported that one of its trains had derailed at St. George Station, causing a suspension of service and significant delays.

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