- According to forecasts, a major winter storm is expected to dump up to 40 cm of snow in parts of southern Ontario starting tonight.
- All classes will be moved to remote learning if the Toronto District School Board cancels school buses.
Warnings have been issued ahead of a major winter storm that will dump up to 40 cm of snow in portions of southern Ontario starting tonight.
Environment Canada released winter storm cautions for most of southern Ontario on Sunday morning, ahead of a low-pressure system expected to “significantly affect the Monday morning commute.”
Snow is expected to begin falling late Sunday night and last all day Monday. Environment Canada predicts snowfall rates of two to five centimeters per hour on Monday morning.
There are 25 and 40 centimeters of snow in Niagara Falls, St. Catharines, Welland, Grimsby, Kingston, Ottawa, Peterborough, Brockville, Tweed, and Cornwall.
Snowfall heaps of 25 to 35 centimeters are expected in Toronto.
Similar snowfall amounts are expected in Pickering, Oshawa, Durham Region, Uxbridge, Beaverton, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, as well as Markham.
Meanwhile, Barrie, Orangeville, Kitchener, and Guelph are expected to receive five to fifteen centimeters of snow.
Drivers are now being alerted that rapidly accumulating snow will make travel difficult during the storm’s peak.
“With gusty northerly to northwesterly winds, local blowing snow is also probable Monday afternoon and evening,” Environment Canada stated.
On Monday, Ontario students are scheduled to return to in-person learning across the province.
If there are any school bus cancellations due to the storm, CTVNewsToronto.ca will have a complete list on Monday morning.
If the Toronto District School Board cancels school buses, all classes will be moved to remote learning.
The snow will end by Monday night, with sunny skies returning on Tuesday.
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