Hundreds of flights cancelled in Canada due to a snowstorm

File – An American Airlines plane being de-iced (FILE) – David Joles/ZUMA Press Wire Serv / DPA

Hundreds of flights have been canceled Wednesday at Canada’s largest airport due to the snowstorm that is battering southern Canada and other parts of the United States.

Nearly 25 percent of departures and about 26 percent of arrivals at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport have been canceled after Environment Canada forecast up to 20 centimeters of snow in several regions for Thursday, ‘The Globe and Mail’ has reported.

According to airport data, more than 400 departures and arrivals had been canceled as of Wednesday night. Some of the cancellations were for flights that morning, while many others were scheduled for later in the day.

Airport spokeswoman Tori Gass explained to the airport that many of the cancellations were related to weather conditions elsewhere, as the storm that hit Ontario also affected cities in the United States.