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Messy Drive Home for GTA

February 26, 2010 — Roads are slick in the Greater Toronto Area. Give yourself PLENTY of extra time this evening. Here's Kelly Noseworthy with a look at the roads.

Light snow fell over the Greater Toronto Area Friday, making for a treacherous commute on the series 400 Highways.

The roads were slick and, at times, visibility was poor. There were all kinds of car accidents as a result, including a tractor-trailer that jackknifed on the 401. Some drivers reported their commute taking three times as long as normal.

All school buses in Hastings, Prince Edward, Northumberland,Peterborough Counties, Niagara and Kawartha Lakes have been cancelled for today. Buses were cancelled in the Chatham-Kent region, and the Durham Region Catholic District school board cancelled student bus service north of Highway 7.

Getting around in the air wasn't much easier. Hundreds of flights were cancelled or delayed going in and out of Pearson International Airport. Many were a result of flight disruptions south of the border.

And it's not just the snow Ontarians had to deal with. Today, the winds have been the bigger story.

'Winds were very strong today, gusting up to 50 kilometres per hour in some places,' says Weather Network Meteorologist Gerald Cheng.'It will still cause blowing and drifting snow, and that could make for poor visibility.'

Temperatures are lingering below the freezing mark, which means the snow could stick. We're calling for another one to three centimetres in the Toronto area tonight, and slightly higher amounts further east.

Make sure you tune into The Weather Network on TV for the latest updates on watches and warnings. You should also check out our Highway Conditions report before you hit the road.

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