Canada Southern Ontario bracing for winter storm

19:27  14 april  2018
19:27  14 april  2018 Source:   MSN

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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.

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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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While much of southern and eastern Ontario braced Wednesday for the powerful winter storm that cancelled 900 flights and left six dead across the United States, Toronto Pearson International Airport wasn’t worried.

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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.

Up to 30cm of snow on the way for parts of Nova Scotia .
Up to 30cm of snow on the way for parts of Nova Scotia Halifax County and Colchester County are expecting 15 to 20 cm of snow on Sunday, while Cape Breton may see up to 30 cm.

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