Winter storm causes travel difficulties in central and eastern Canada - InfoNews

Current Conditions


Winter storm causes travel difficulties in central and eastern Canada

A passenger pushes a car in a parking lot in Halifax on Sunday, Dec.15, 2013. The storm is expected to dump up to 30 centimetres of snow on the region.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
December 14, 2013 - 5:33 PM

TORONTO - A winter storm sweeping through Central Canada has caused flight delays and traffic problems in some areas.

Dozens of flights through Toronto Pearson and Montreal-Trudeau airports have been delayed or cancelled.

Ontario Provincial Police are cautioning motorists to take care on highways, posting on Twitter — "IF YOU SEE SNOW, GO SLOW!"

The OPP says weather may have been a factor in a head-on collision that killed two people near Barrie, north of Toronto.

Police also say there have been numerous accidents including a 20-car pileup on the Queen Elizabeth Highway in Mississauga.

Environment Canada is forecasting a significant snowfall for parts of southern Ontario by early Sunday morning, with an estimated 15 to 25 centimetres in some areas.

The storm system will move through the Maritimes on Sunday, and winter storm warnings are in effect.

Snowfall amounts of between 30 and 40 centimetres are forecast for southern New Brunswick, with slightly lesser amounts predicted for Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia.

Environment Canada forecaster Rosemary Tabory says the weather has caused the biggest problems in southwest Ontario.

”So far the worst-hit areas have been Windsor because of snow coming off of Lake Erie to the Toronto and Hamilton areas as well along the lakeshore ... again because of snow coming off Lake Ontario,” she said.

The storm was expected to pick up steam as it moved eastward overnight and into the Maritimes on Sunday.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2013
The Canadian Press

  • Popular vernon News
  • Comments
  • Pier 1 closing all of its stores in Canada
    Pier 1 Imports, Inc. announced today that it has entered into bankruptcy protection and is pursuing a sale. The retailer  commenced voluntary Chapter 11 proceedings in the U.S. Bankrupt
  • Vernon's Atlantis waterpark gets a new name
    A popular Vernon waterpark is starting its transformation with a new name. Formerly known as Atlantis Waterslides, the waterpark, located north of the city along Highway 97, has been renamed
  • Killing of 7-year-old girl stokes anger in Mexico
    MEXICO CITY - The killing of a 7-year-old girl on the southern outskirts of Mexico City has stoked rising anger over brutal slayings of women, including one found stabbed to death and skinned earl
  • Mammoth's tooth found in Williams Lake and preserved for decades by B.C. family
    What was once part of a mammoth-sized smile now is a very old conversation starter in Bryan Johnson's Vancouver home. Johnson's stepfather found a mammoth tooth in a creek at the sou
  • Vernon family captures mesmerizing melting ice
    A Vernon family was on their way home from Kelowna when they made a pit stop after noticing a beautiful scene along Wood Lake. Matthew Royal and his daughters noticed how “cool”
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile