Schools and unnecessary travel is shut down as Greater Toronto Area faces blizzard warnings
Southern Ontario faces blizzard warnings as of this Monday, and hence, the region has resorted to either canceling classes or resuming them online. Weather alerts for the southern parts of Ontario have been issued by Environment Canada. The warnings hint at a heavy snowfall for Barrie and blizzard warnings for the Greater Toronto Area.
The warning notifies “hazardous blizzard conditions” in Toronto, along with ‘near zero’ visibility as heavy snowfall takes over the region. The authorities are asking people to stay indoors.
The weather conditions have also pushed the Toronto District School Board to state that “all schools will be moving to remote learning”.” The Toronto Catholic District School Board shared a similar statement, reading: “Due to the weather, all school bus transportation has been canceled & schools are closed for in-person learning today. Staff & students will continue to remain engaged in remote learning at home.”
Apart from the education sector, transport is the majorly affected, too. The weather has led to delays in bus arrivals, and the Toronto Transit Commission warned, “Customers will experience longer than normal wait and travel times.” The weather is also affecting flight conditions, forcing Air Canada to state that flights from Ontario and Quebec “may be impacted by forecasted winter operational conditions.”