Delayed or canceled flights due to approaching blizzard from the United States

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Flights delayed or canceled due to approaching blizzard from USA

Air carriers had already canceled, early Wednesday afternoon, some 2,200 flights to the United States.

Airlines are warning that travel to and from central Canada could be affected by a winter storm from the west.

Blizzard conditions could cause delays for flights to and from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal airports on Wednesday and Thursday, Air Canada and WestJet said.

Air Canada had already delayed or canceled Wednesday afternoon more than 100 flights for the day, or about 23% of its daily supply. WestJet had postponed or canceled 91 flights, nearly a third of its trips, according to FlightAware.

The tracking service said carriers had already canceled some 2,200 flights in the United States early Wednesday afternoon, also threatening to halt travel and connecting flights for Canadians.

Environment Canada warns that heavy snowfall will hit parts of southern Ontario beginning in the late afternoon, followed by sleet and freezing rain overnight.

Snowfall could total 10 to 15 centimeters with winds 50 to 70 km/h as the low pressure system progresses from the southwestern United States.

We are monitoring the weather, we have made some schedule adjustments in anticipation of the storm and this is continuing as the situation evolves, Air Canada spokesman Peter Fitzpatrick said in an email, noting that customers could ch rebook or opt for a refund.

Jazz Aviation, which operates regional flights for Air Canada Express, canceled 75 of its Wednesday flights, or 16% of its offers, according to FlightAware.

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