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Snowstorm hits southern Ontario

Feb. 8, 2013 at 3:42 PM   |   Comments

TORONTO, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- A snowstorm in southern Ontario closed schools and disrupted transportation, with numerous collisions on highways, police said.

Over 260 flights from Toronto's Pearson International Airport have been canceled since snow began falling Thursday, with 39 more at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, the newspaper The Globe and Mail reported Friday.

Since midnight Friday more than 100 vehicle accidents have been reported on southern Ontario highways, Ontario Provincial Police Sgt. Dave Woodford said.

On the Queen Elizabeth Way, a highway from the U.S. border at Buffalo to Toronto, a snowplow fell into a ditch and a salting truck rolled over, the newspaper said.

A Toronto bus line was diverted due to fallen power wires, and schools, including Toronto's major universities, were closed.

The newspaper said as much as centimeters (9.8 inches) of snow were expected.

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