It was a slippery and slow commute on Tuesday as the first major snowfall of the year arrived in the GTA.
Environment Canada issued a winter weather travel advisory for Toronto and the GTA, calling for around 10 centimetres of snow on Tuesday.
The national weather agency said snow will change to rain late in the afternoon with a chance for some freezing rain.
680 NEWS meteorologist Jill Taylor around centimetres was expected to fall in the GTA by 4 p.m.
Due to the inclement weather, school buses were cancelled in several GTA school boards.
— Alfredo Colangelo (@CityAlfredo) January 10, 2017
We're now up to 40 on the #CollisionCounter today in York Region. Looking like a snowy evening commute. Slow down and leave extra space.
— York Regional Police (@YRP) January 10, 2017
Travellers heading to Pearson International Airport and Billy Bishop Airport were being advised to check their flight status before heading to the airport.
Snow is forecast for the Toronto area. As always, please check your flight status with your airline if you’re scheduled to fly.
— Toronto Pearson (@TorontoPearson) January 10, 2017
Jan 10: Weather may result in delays and cancellations. Please check with your airline for flight status and updates.
— Billy Bishop Airport (@BBishopAirport) January 10, 2017
The GTA also had to contend with blowing snow with 40 km/h winds and highest gusts.
Environment Canada said wind gusts of up to 90 km/h were possible early this evening in some areas. A wind warning was issued for areas near Lake Huron and Lake Erie.
CONTINUED: risk of freezing rain late afternoon changing to rain, system sticks rolls out around 11pm. Snowy start, sloppy evening #citywx
— Frankie Flowers (@FrankFerragine) January 10, 2017