Major winter storm brings snow, thunder and lightning to parts of Ontario IG News

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TORONTO — A fierce winter storm that brought heavy snow, strong wind and even thunder and lightning to much of southern Ontario is coming to an end, Environment Canada says.

Snowfall and winter storm warnings remain in place for parts of the province, the weather agency said as the storm passed over the area late Saturday.

Environment Canada is urging people to use caution when outdoors, saying heavy snow can make it difficult to navigate surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots.

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Driving can also prove difficult, with slush or snow-covered roads creating treacherous conditions, and blowing snow reducing visibility, possibly without warning.

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Dozens of flights in and out of Toronto’s Pearson International Airport were delayed or canceled late Friday night and early Saturday due to the weather, with airlines asking customers to take their flights before leaving for airports in Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. requested to check the status of

Toronto Hydro and Hydro One both reported outages affecting thousands of customers.

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