Environment Canada issues storm, snow warnings for parts of Eastern Canada

Environment Canada issued weather warnings for parts of Eastern Canada on Tuesday, predicting significant snowfall and "hazardous" winter conditions in Toronto and other areas.

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In a statement Tuesday, the weather agency said a snowstorm is expected to blow through Toronto for several hours, dumping up to 25 centimetres of the white stuff on the area.

Light snow began early in the day on Tuesday and was expected to intensify into the evening, creating whiteout conditions in some areas.

"Visibilities are expected to be poor in snow and blowing snow tonight as winds gust as high as 70 kilometres per hour," the Environment Canada warning said. "There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas."

On Tuesday afternoon, Toronto temperatures dropped to about -8 C, but felt closer to -15 C with wind chill.

In response to the storm, the City of Toronto opened its two 24-hour cold weather drop-in centres, and announced that TTC tokens will be available at some centres.

Extreme conditions are also predicted elsewhere in the country.

Environment Canada warned of blizzard conditions with visibility reduced to near zero in Montreal, and Quebec City is also under a blizzard warning.

The full list of affected areas is available on the Environment Canada website.



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