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Weather causes few delays at YLW

The deep freeze being experienced in Toronto and other parts of Canada is having some affect on flights coming in and out of Kelowna International Airport.

Tuesday morning's scheduled Kelowna to Toronto flight on WestJet was cancelled altogether.

The Non-stop Toronto to Kelowna flight, scheduled to arrive Tuesday evening has also been cancelled.

Airport spokesperson, Jenelle Hynes, says the morning cancellation was due to a 'ground stop' issued at Pearson International Airport in Toronto where temperatures plummeted, with wind chill, to between -35C and -40C.

A ground stop essentially closes an airport from all inbound planes.

The order was lifted earlier this morning, however, the backlog created could take days to sort out.

Hynes expected the evening flight to Toronto was cancelled due to that backlog.

A few other arrivals coming into Kelowna have also been delayed from various originating destinations such as Calgary, Edmonton and Victoria.

Hynes says it's not unusual to experience delays this time of year due to the weather.

Click here to check the arrival and departure schedule at YLW before you head to the airport.

 

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