Canada Ice storm over Ontario cancelling, delaying some Halifax flights

23:06  15 april  2018
23:06  15 april  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

Southern Ontario bracing for winter storm

  Southern Ontario bracing for winter storm Southern Ontario bracing for winter stormEnvironment Canada has issued weather warnings for the region that stretches from Windsor, Ont., up to the Muskoka region and east to Ottawa.

Ice storm freezes southern Ontario 3:37. Ice storm hits Maritimes 1:55. In the Maritimes, dozens of flights in Halifax and New Brunswick's three major southern airports were delayed or cancelled on one of the busiest travel weekends of the year.

The 2013 ice storm is probably the worst since 98, but the two don't compare, Kuhn said. Overall, power outages affected about 400,000 customers in Ontario , as ice -coated tree branches snapped and brought down Facing a 30-hour delay , he was instead trying Sunday to find a flight to Sarnia, Ont.

One of the airport's two runways was closed until about 5 p.m. while the A320 plane was towed to the gate. © Anjuli Patil/CBC One of the airport's two runways was closed until about 5 p.m. while the A320 plane was towed to the gate.

Those taking a flight out of Halifax Sunday should check with their airline to make sure it's still happening.

An ice storm in southern Ontario is causing flights to be delayed or cancelled.

"As we understand it there is freezing rain there and that is affecting flights in and out of Toronto and also Ottawa and this is the second day we've seen cancellations and delays to southern Ontario," said Halifax Stanfield International Airport spokesperson Theresa Rath.

Rath said those with flights scheduled for Sunday out of Halifax should either consult with their airline or the airport's website to see if there are cancellations or delays.

The ice storm is heading east. A special weather statement was issued for parts of Cape Breton Sunday afternoon.

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