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Approaching snowfall already affecting flights

The old reliable advice to “check with your airline before going to the airport” applies today, tomorrow and maybe even Friday.

Major amounts of snow are expected across a wide area of Ontario.  Timmins Airport manager Dave Dayment says Southern Ontario is supposed to get it before we do… and the effects are already being felt.

“Air Canada has already cancelled their last two flights into Timmins from Toronto for this evening,” he reports.  “So the turnaround that’s supposed to leave Toronto at 6:40 has been cancelled and the last arrival here leaving Toronto at 2055.”

Dave Dayment, Timmins airport manager.
(Bob McIntyre, staff)

That also means no planes on the ground in Timmins to start the day at 5:30 tomorrow morning.

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Further storm effects in Toronto could also have an impact on service in Timmins.

“If they get some weather where they have to take a runway out for plowing, then airports within a 500-mile radius will certainly get delays and ground stops and ground holds and that sort of thing because their capacity drops down.”

Dayment doesn’t anticipate much problem with flights to and from the James Bay coast, but still advises checking with your airline.

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