Fog advisory lifted for Toronto, parts of the GTA
Rachael D'Amore, CTV Toronto
Published Monday, October 17, 2016 2:55PM EDT
Last Updated Monday, October 17, 2016 6:33PM EDT
Environment Canada has lifted a fog advisory previously in effect for Toronto and parts of the Greater Toronto Area.
The advisory, issued Monday afternoon, also included Caledon, Mississauga, Brampton, Halton Hills, Milton and Durham regions.
It was lifted shortly before 5 p.m.
During a fog advisory, motorists are urged to use extra caution while driving as the dense fog could bring visibilities down to 100 metres.
The national weather agency said travel in some locations could be hazardous and encouraged drivers to turn on headlights and maintain a safe following distance on the roads.
“Visibility may be significant and suddenly reduced to zero,” Environment Canada said in the advisory. “Fog advisories are issued when near zero visibilities in fog are expected or occurring.”
Pearson International Airport has advised travellers to check the status of their flight before heading to the airport. Meanwhile, Billy Bishop Airport has either cancelled or delayed all of the scheduled flights for today.
Foggy conditions may cause some delays. Please check the status of your flight with your airline. #SafetyFirst— Toronto Pearson (@TorontoPearson) October 17, 2016
Oct 17: Weather may result in delays and cancellations at @BBishopAirport. Please check with your airline for flight status and updates.— Billy Bishop Airport (@BBishopAirport) October 17, 2016
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