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First snowfall of the year hits the GTA

Last Updated Jan 10, 2017 at 3:56 pm EDT

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.

Travellers heading to Pearson International Airport and Billy Bishop Airport were being advised to check their flight status before heading to the airport.

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.