Canada Southern Ontario bracing for winter storm

19:27  14 april  2018
19:27  14 april  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Southern Ontario is bracing for the area’s first big winter storm of 2011, with as much as 30 centimetres of snow expected for much of Canada’s most densely populated region beginning Tuesday evening.

An ice storm pelting parts of southern Ontario has knocked out power to thousands of people and wreaked havoc on the roads. A provincial police spokesman said more than 550 crashes had been reported in the Greater Toronto Area by late Saturday. "We've got cars in the ditches, we've got.

a river running through a city© Provided by thecanadianpress.com TORONTO - Southern Ontario is bracing for an ice storm that could down power lines, delay flights and lead to dangerous driving conditions.

Environment Canada has issued weather warnings for the region that stretches from Windsor, Ont., up to the Muskoka region and east to Ottawa.

The weather agency says southwestern Ontario in particular is facing a "potentially historic ice storm," adding that freezing rain will likely lead to widespread power outages.

Hydro One says it has crews ready to respond to outages 24/7, and additional resources are on standby this weekend.

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Residents in Ontario were being advised Thursday to pull out the shovels, prepare their snowblowers, fill their gas tanks and stock up on salt and windshield washer fluid to prepare for a major snowstorm that’s on its way.

TORONTO — Environment Canada says the ice storm pelting parts of southern Ontario could be “historic,” potentially downing trees and power lines and leading to widespread power outages. The forecast left much of the region scrambling to prepare; Hydro One had extra crews on standby

Environment Canada says it expects ice buildup of up to 25 millimetres, and wind gusts of up to 70 or 80 kilometres per hour that could bring down trees and power lines.

In the Greater Toronto Area, the weather agency predicts that there could be ice buildup of about 15 millimetres, noting that ice pellets are also likely.

The agency says eastern Ontario can expect significant snow with ice pellets, with amounts of up to 15 or 20 centimetres likely by Saturday night.

It says wintry weather is expected to continue into Sunday, and will likely lead to dangerous driving conditions.

Toronto's Pearson Airport says travellers should check their flight status online before heading out, because the weather could lead to cancellations.

Winter storm could dump 20 cm of snow on Churchill .
Winter storm could dump 20 cm of snow on Churchill A winter storm watch is in effect for the northern part of the province, with Churchill likely to get the worst of it.

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