Heavy snow could delay flights out of Pearson Airport in Mississauga


Published January 25, 2023 at 9:42 am

Clearing the snow at Pearson Airport in Mississauga
(Photo: Pearson Airport)

Travellers planning to fly out of Pearson Airport in Mississauga today (Jan. 25) are urged to check the status of their flights ahead of time due to a significant winter storm headed this way.

With as much as 20 centimetres of snow expected to fall on parts of the city and surrounding areas throughout today, tonight and into Thursday morning, Pearson officials took to social media to alert air travellers.

Those booked on flights out of Pearson today and tomorrow are being urged by airport officials to call their airlines ahead of time to check on flights and any possible delays.

A snowfall warning from Environment Canada issued just before 8 a.m. this morning is in effect for Mississauga, Brampton, Burlington, Oakville, Halton Hills and  Milton.

The weather agency says significant snowfall will begin late this morning and total accumulations of 15 to 20 cm are expected by the time things let up on Thursday.

Locally, higher amounts of snow are possible, the warning reads, and isolated power outages are possible.

Reduced visibility in heavy snow and rapidly accumulating snow will make travel difficult on roads, highways and other routes.

“A Texas low will bring heavy snow to the area beginning late this morning. Heavy snow will end early Thursday morning,” the Environment Canada warning reads. “There will be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas. Allow extra time to reach your destination.”

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