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Updated: Wed, 05 Feb 2014 08:24:21 GMT | By CBC News, cbc.ca

Today's snow creates slow morning commute



The snow, which is forecast to continue until this afternoon, slowed Wednesday's morning commute. David Donnelly/CBC

The snow, which is forecast to continue until this afternoon, slowed Wednesday's morning commute. David Donnelly/CBC

A storm rolling into the GTA this morning from the southern U.S. will bring about 10 cm of new snow before noon today and make for a difficult morning commute.

Although only a light dusting of snow had arrived by 5 a.m., the bulk of the snow is expected to fall by noon with snow and blowing snow coming late this afternoon. 

That combined with roads already icy from last weekend's thaw and freeze will make road conditions difficult, particularly for the drive in to work.

CBC overnight cameraman Tony Smyth reported just after 6:30 a.m. Wednesday that he's seen multiple fender benders on GTA roads.

"The snow is making for slick conditions on the roads and some blowing and drifting snow and reduced visibility," said CBC meteorologist Jay Scotland.

"It's really a good day to take it easy slow down."

GO Transit warned passengers to leave extra time for their trip. "We expect delays," GO said in a tweet.

The weather is also causing problems at Pearson International Airport with 180 flights cancelled, mainly due to snowy weather in the northeastern U.S. Travellers are asked to check their flight status before heading to the airport.

The heaviest snowfalls will occur in and around the areas of Hamilton, Oakville and the Niagara Escarpment.

The snow is expected to taper off by mid-afternoon on Wednesday. Total accumulation by then could be around 10 to 15 centimetres from Windsor to Toronto and into Eastern Ontario.

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