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Be careful out there: Messy commute in the GTA

News staff | posted Thursday, Dec 29th, 2016

It is shaping up to be a messy commute with a mixed bag of wintry weather hitting the GTA early Thursday morning.

On Wednesday, Environment Canada issued a weather advisory for the City of Toronto and parts of southern Ontario. It remains in effect for the region.

“With the snow falling during the morning rush hour, holiday travelers and commuters may experience travel delays,” the agency warned.

Environment Canada said around five to eight centimetres of snow is expected to fall. 680 NEWS meteorologist Harold Hosein said some areas could get up to 10 centimetres of snow.

Some parts of the GTA, especially near the lake, are seeing wet snow or a mix of rain or snow.

“We’ve got snow all across southwestern Ontario, all of the GTA and into eastern Ontario, so wherever you go this morning and into the afternoon hours, you will be experiencing a slippery drive,” Hosein said.

There are around 60 flight cancellations in and out of Pearson International Airport. Click here to check your flights status.

There is also a snow squall watch in effect for Caledon, Newmarket, Uxbridge, Dufferin and Barrie.

Hosein said another round of snow, around 5-10 centimetres, is on the way for New Year’s Eve.


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