Snowstorm conditions force school closures across GTA

Snowfall has further postponed return for personal learning, Monday morning.

The city of Toronto is now under a snowstorm warning, according to Environment Canada’s latest update. “Dangerous snowstorm conditions with heavy snow and strong winds, resulting in widespread near-zero visibility,” it reads alert. About 30 to 50 cm of snow is expected in the city today, with wind gusts of up to 60 km / h.

Most GTA school boards closed schools and canceled school buses as regions face bad weather conditions.

SCHOOL CLOSURES

Toronto public and Catholic boards will continue to use Remove learning for today.

York and Catholic boards have too announced bus cancellations and schools remain closed. Students can participate in online asynchronous learning.

Peel and Catholic tablets closed all schools, including personal and online classes.

Dufferin-Peel Catholic District Board said all schools and facilities are closed and students will switch to distance learning for the day.

Durham District School Board announced while buses are canceled, all primary schools will remain closed and high school students will log on for virtual learning. The Durham Catholic District School Board made a similar one executive order shortly after.

Halton Public and Catholic and Hamilton Wentworth District and Catholic, Niagara public and Catholic school boards have also announced school closures and personal and virtual classes are canceled.

WEATHER AND ROAD CONDITIONS

A TTC bus runs along Danforth near Pape.  A massive snowstorm has hit Toronto, closing schools and putting a large part of the city on hold.

Environment Canada says people should expect snowstorms and heavy snowfall to fall during the day and into the evening, with the worst conditions expected until 6 p.m. 11.00. Highest snowfall at 6 to 10 cm per hour.

Travel is expected to be extremely dangerous with almost zero visibility. Commuters who cannot avoid being on the roads should expect significant delays during rush hour.

Local and provincial police services have reminded motorists to exercise caution as driving conditions remain slippery with snow on major GTA roads and motorways.

Winter Operations in Toronto tweeted Monday morning that all roads were plowed.

service charge included said all bus and tram routes are covered in snow and customers will experience delays in their commuting.

FLIGHT CANCELED AND DELAYED

Residents shovel out onto Gough Avenue in the Pape and Danforth area.  A massive snowstorm has hit Toronto, which has closed schools and brought a large part of the city to a standstill.

If you were planning on flying today or expecting to pick someone up from the airport, you’ll probably be due today.

Nearly 30 percent of Toronto Pearson International Airport’s 331 total scheduled departures today have been canceled. Just over 32 percent of the 345 total arrivals have been canceled. The numbers were Last updated on the GTAA page at 8.15 Monday morning.

The federal government is still urging Canadians to avoid unnecessary travel abroad due to the risk of the Omicron variant causing COVID-19.

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