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Wind chill warning ends, but delays at Pearson International continue

The airport is advising any travellers to check their flight status

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      Environment Canada ended the wind chill warning that was in effect for Toronto and the GTA early on Wednesday morning.

      Forecasters say wind chills are expected to finally ease off today across northern, southern and central Ontario.

      While the cold may begin to subside, the delays at Pearson International Airport will continue.

      On Tuesday, over 600 flights were cancelled after a ground stop was put into effect, which didn't allow any planes to land in Toronto.

      Officials blamed the Minus-40 wind chill readings for affecting equipment and outdoor ground crews.

      Air Canada says severe winter conditions in eastern Canada and the U-S northeast are still impacting its operations. As of 5 a.m. on Wednesday, 230 arrivals and 165 departures were cancelled.

      Pearson International tweeted: "Morning start up will be slow this morning, but airfield is operational - pls check your flight status with your airline."

      To check your flight status, click here.

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      1. Mark posted on 01/08/2014 06:54 AM
        Oh goodie. The wind chill is over.

        Now if only newstalk1010 would take the dinks on Friendly Fire OFF the air. Ya, that would be John Downs and that Ryan Doyle. Both dinks of the highest degree. Funny how Doyle was at one time a drooling leftist twit only to completely turn into an extreme right wing jerk.
        1. dama posted on 01/08/2014 03:03 PM
          @Mark I thought my grand mother was bad yupping nagging away all the time. these Friendly Fire guys are much worst..

          nag, nag .. nag.. that i dont listen t them anymore.. the show is probably successful hence it is still on.. ...
      2. Frankie posted on 01/08/2014 07:46 AM
        Wonder why Pearson was the only airport in this cold to shut down. Others braved the cold and continued operations. Other provinces routinely operate in this cold throughout the winter without shutting down.
      3. don was right posted on 01/08/2014 08:53 AM
        Like teh complete failure of Toronto Hydro and Hydro One to recognize that we have winter in canada, heads must roll at GTAA and quickly.Bunch of sissies.
      4. don was right posted on 01/08/2014 08:55 AM
        windchill affecting equipment. What a load of horse manure. And these "reporters" did not call them out? windchill is the effect of cold air blowing across human skin, not across some in animate tractor. Moroons.
      5. john posted on 01/08/2014 10:51 AM
        listing to these pussy people at person airport makes me laugh . these people think thay have it bad . thay should watch ice pilots those have it worse .
      6. dama posted on 01/08/2014 03:00 PM
        I am glad that I did not book an all inclusive holiday to any hot spot to be spoilt
        by the Pearson delay.. that will seriously ruined the fun before it starts..
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