Finally: Winter travel advisory ends for Greater Toronto Area

Drivers faced a rough commute to work this morning as a lake effect snow band drifted into the region in some areas of GTA. The snow impacted those travelling along the QEW and the Gardiner Expressway this morning.

Environment Canada said Friday morning, “A band of lake effect snow from Lake Ontario is grazing areas near the shore of the lake in Mississauga this morning. This lake effect snow band may drift into the City of Toronto after 7 a.m. today.”

“Local snowfall amounts of 2 to 5 cm are possible mainly near the shore of Lake Ontario. Sudden very low visibility in bursts of heavier snow is possible as the lake effect snow band moves through.”

The snow prompted Environment Canada to issue a winter weather travel advisory for the city of Toronto, Mississauga, and Brampton but the advisory ended at around 10:30 a.m. when conditions improved.

The snow comes as the GTA continues to cope with an extended cold snap.A low of -12 C is expected on Friday night and a low of -20 C is in the forecast on Saturday night.

New Year’s Eve will bring even more frigid weather.Environment Canada says the city will see a high of -15 C and a low of -22 C on Dec. 31.