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IN PHOTOS: Brutal travel across Ontario amid snow, strong winds

Thursday, February 27th 2020, 3:40 pm - Powerful winds and heavy snow have made travel a nightmare across southern Ontario, though the heaviest snow has so far been in eastern Ontario.

The hopes raised by the spring-like temperatures of the past weekend have been very thoroughly dashed across Ontario, with a powerful winter storm bringing heavy snow into Thursday.

Worsening matters is the strong winds, making for blowing snow conditions that made for even worse travel on the highways, while in the Grey-Bruce area, they triggered blizzard warnings.

NUMEROUS COLLISIONS, AT LEAST ONE FATALITY REPORTED

Numerous collisions have been reported on Ontario's highways amid the poor conditions. One person was reported dead in collision on Highway 11 near Timmins according to CTV, along with reports of a multi-vehicle pileup on Highway 11 between Orillia and Barrie.

In the Ottawa area, where snow totals are set to be much higher than in southwestern Ontario, numerous OC Transpo delays have been reported. In the skies, hundreds of flights into and out of Toronto's Pearson Airport have been cancelled or delayed, with scores of departures and arrivals at Ottawa's Macdonald-Cartier airport similarly affected, with a third of all departures cancelled, according to FlightAware.com.

Below is a selection of Tweets showing how the storm has been playing out so far.

Visit our Complete Guide to Spring 2020 for an in-depth look at the Spring Forecast, tips to plan for it and much more

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