Huge snow storm grounds dozens of flights at Pearson Airport in Mississauga

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Published January 18, 2022 at 10:16 am

Dozens of snow plows were in constant action yesterday and this morning clearing runways at Pearson Airport in Mississauga. The airport received 33cm of snow. (Photo: Pearson Airport)

Travellers at Pearson Airport in Mississauga are being urged to check the status of their flights before heading out to the airport, which is still clearing runways from yesterday’s crippling snow storm.

Dozens of flights into and out of Pearson Airport were reportedly cancelled yesterday as Mississauga and the Golden Horseshoe took the full brunt of a huge snow storm that dropped anywhere from 30 to 40cm–or more–in many regions.


Pearson received 33cm of snow as Mississauga and areas beyond were under a blizzard warning from Environment Canada for most of Monday.

The airport usually averages 40cm of snow per month.

(Check out video at bottom of story to see runway snow plows in action)

This morning, Pearson officials took to social media with some advice for air travellers.

“Lingering effects from yesterday’s winter storm might still affect your flight. Don’t forget to check your flight status before you leave for the airport and remember to drive safely,” Pearson officials said via Twitter.

Also this morning, the UP Express train service between the airport and downtown Toronto’s Union Station has been suspended due to snow-related track issues.

Officials say an express bus between Union and Pearson is shuttling travellers back and forth today.

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