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Fog advisory in effect for GTA and southern Ontario

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With much of the GTA and southern Ontario under fog advisories, drivers have been warned of near-zero visibility on the roads this morning.

“Persistent fog with near-zero visibility has formed in some areas and will continue into the early hours of the morning,” Environment Canada warned early Thursday.

Fog is expected to last for several hours, but will dissipate quickly in the morning. Until then, however, it is advised that “travel can be expected to be dangerous due to poor visibility in some areas”.

This advisory applies to the Greater Toronto Area and a large portion of Southern Ontario (from the London area in the west to Kingston in the east).

In a tweet, Ontario Police urged drivers to use the full headlight system during foggy conditions.

“I see a lot of vehicles, traffic, and a lot of people driving with only daytime running lights. said the sergeant. Kelly Schmidt said in a video message on Twitter.

“Keep the entire headlight system on. Use the signals when changing lanes.”

Schmidt said some people turn on their hazard lights when visibility is poor, but that’s a “confounding factor” for other vehicles.

“So don’t use four-way flashing lights unless you’re braking hard, coming to a stop, or drastically changing your driving behavior,” he said.

Impact on air travel

Toronto Pearson International Airport has warned arriving passengers are experiencing delays due to foggy weather.

“In order to maintain safe operations, the flow of arrivals has been reduced by NAV Canada as a result of the fog affecting this area,” the airport said in a tweet. Your flight may be delayed.”

Pearson advises passengers to check flight times and status with the airline before departing for the airport.

Billy Bishop Airport also said fog was affecting flights downtown.

“Fog and poor visibility may impact flight schedules this morning and lead to delays. Please check with your airline for updates and current flight status,” the airport said.

Once the fog clears, Toronto will have sunshine for most of the day, with highs of 8 degrees Celsius.

A period of rain or drizzle is expected after midnight, with overnight lows of 5 degrees Celsius.

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