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11 Jan 2020 | 12:51 AM UTC

Canada: Flight disruptions expected in several major airports January 10-12

Air Canada anticipates flight disruptions in several airports nationwide between January 10-12, due to to severe winter weather; confirm flight status

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Event

Officials at Air Canada announced that the airline expects severe winter weather to disrupt flight operations on Saturday, January 11, through Sunday, January 12. Several airports are expected to be impacted, including Vancouver International Airport (YVR), Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ), Ottawa International Airport (YOW), and Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL). The airline has advised customers to confirm their flight status.

As of 01:45 (local time) on Saturday, the Canadian weather department has issued weather warnings in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, and Yukon provinces for extreme cold, freezing rain, and wind. 

Transportation disruptions, including flight delays and cancelations, as well as power outages are expected in affected areas in the coming days across.

Advice

Individuals in areas forecast to be affected by the storm are advised to monitor local weather reports, prepare for winter weather, anticipate transportation disruptions, including flight delays and cancelations and adverse driving conditions, and power outages, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.