Environment Canada has lifted its special weather statement for much of southern Ontario, including Toronto and the GTA, Monday.
The special weather statement called for patchy freezing drizzle for the region.
It remains in effect for:
- Parry Sound – Muskoka
- Waterloo – Wellington
- Dufferin – Innisfil
- Grey – Bruce
- Burk’s Falls – Bayfield Inlet
According to the weather agency, lake-effect flurries will develop off Lake Huron and Georgian Bay late Monday with the potential for snow squalls on Tuesday for the affected areas. Around five centimetres of snow is expected Monday night, with another 10-15 centimetres possible on Tuesday.
Toronto only received a trace amount of snow accumulation on Monday, while motorists across the GTA encountered a mix bag of weather from light snow to freezing drizzle.
“A little bit on the slick and sloppy side — depends on probably where you’re driving. Down along the Lake Shore, we’ve seen a little bit of ice pellets up along [Highway] 401. We’re still seeing a little bit of snowfall, but for the most part, it’s pretty much winding its way down,” City’s Breakfast Television weather specialist Frank Ferragine said.
Air Canada and Porter Airlines issued travel advisories for Toronto, Ottawa, Quebec and parts of the U.S. due to the inclement weather. Some delays have been reported at Pearson International Airport with more than 50 cancelled flights.
–With reports from Jaime Pulfer