Snow on way to Pearson Airport in Mississauga, Ontario; travellers urged to check their flights

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Published January 8, 2024 at 3:23 pm

Pearson Airport in Mississauga advises travellers to check flights ahead of time during winter weather
Pearson Airport officials say they're ready if heavy snow hits Mississauga and surrounding areas on Tuesday. (Photo: Pearson Airport)

Travellers planning to use Pearson Airport in Mississauga on Tuesday are being advised to leave extra time to get to the airport and to check their flight status ahead of time as a winter storm is expected to hit the region.

“We are closely monitoring a winter storm expected to bring snow to a large portion of Ontario on Tuesday morning and into the afternoon,” Pearson officials said in a post to X (formerly Twitter) this afternoon. “We do not anticipate any major disruptions to air traffic, but if you are travelling tomorrow, consider leaving extra travel time and checking the status of your flight online.”

According to Environment Canada, the storm could bring up to 10 centimetres of snow to Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon, Oakville, Burlington and Milton among other areas across southern Ontario.

Special weather statements and watches issued earlier have now expanded to areas across the GTA, weather officials say.

Pearson officials said at the outset of winter that they’re more than ready to clear the runways of heavy snow when it arrives. More than 100 snow plows, tractors, trucks and other pieces of equipment are lined up to complete the task, they noted.

“With winter weather around the corner, our state-of-the-art snow removal equipment is ready to keep the runways clear so aircraft can land and take off safely during snow events,” Pearson officials said at the time.

By the numbers, the airport lists the following among its specialized snow removal vehicles and equipment:

  • 40 snow plows
  • 18 snow tractors
  • 15 wheel loaders
  • 14 de-icing trucks
  • 12 snow blowers
  • 7 front-mounted sweepers

 

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