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Slushy commute in store for GTA as winter storm moves in

CityNews | posted Wednesday, Feb 24th, 2016

A messy mix of winter weather is expected to sweep through the GTA and much of the province starting Wednesday and continuing into Thursday.

Areas like Caledon, Newmarket, Georgina and northern York Region are under a freezing rain warning. The warning also extends to Guelph, Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge.

Snow and ice pellets are expected to arrive on Wednesday morning, followed by freezing rain for the afternoon. The rain will then change back to snow by early Thursday morning as the cold air is ushered in.

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Toronto and the rest of the GTA are under a special weather statement calling for rain, snow and ice pellets.

680 NEWS meteorologist Jill Taylor said wet snow will start around 7:30 a.m. and linger around before changing to rain around noon. She said with the high of 3 C any accumulating snow will quickly become slush.

Other parts of the province like Parry Sound and Muskoka are under a winter storm warning, with 15-20 centimetres of snow and ice pellets possible by Thursday afternoon.

So far, there are more than 100 cancelled flights at Pearson International Airport, but mostly due to weather in other areas.

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