Environment Canada issues weather travel advisory as the GTA braces for another snowstorm

FILE-A person walks through blowing snow during a snowstorm in Toronto on Friday, December, 23, 2022. A winter storm warning is in place for most of southern Ontario. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Arlyn McAdorey

It’s going to be another snowy weekend for Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area. 

Environment Canada has issued a winter weather travel advisory for Friday with about 4 to 8 cm of snow expected beginning this morning and tapering into the evening. 

Winter weather travel advisories are in effect across Southwestern Ontario, with Peel and Halton regions expected to receive 5 to 10 cm of snow. 

“Motorists should expect hazardous winter driving conditions and adjust travel plans accordingly. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance,” Environment Canada said on its website

For travellers heading to Pearson Airport to begin their March break vacation, they should ensure they have plenty of time before their flight to account for any visibility problems. 

According to the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA), which operates Pearson airport, March break is considered to be one of the busiest times at Pearson. 

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“This year the GTAA expects up to 125,000 passengers per day during the peak travel weekend, starting today. This represents approximately 85% of pre-pandemic volume seen during March Break 2019” the GTAA said on its website

Just last weekend, Toronto and the GTA were under a heap of snowfall with up to 30 cm, paired with heavy rain, lightning and thunder. 

Today’s high is expected to be -1 C but will feel like -8 with wind chill.

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