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Winter weather puts Ottawa International into deep freeze

Jan. 8, 2014, Ottawa - Days after the city was hit with an ice storm and plunged back into a deep freeze, the Ottawa airport was still dealing with more than 50 cancelled or delayed flights Wednesday morning.


January 8, 2014
By The Ottawa Citizen

Ottawa’s problems were largely caused by difficulties in Toronto,
where Pearson International Airport grounded all flights early Tuesday,
which caused a backlog in Ottawa. Extreme cold caused equipment to
freeze in Toronto, the airport tweeted.

 

The Toronto airport warned travellers on Wednesday that operations were not completely back to normal.

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“Morning
start up will be slow this morning,” the airport tweeted at 5:30 a.m.
Wednesday. “Check your flight status with your airline.”

 

The deep
freeze continued Wednesday morning when the temperature dipped down to
-15 C, which Environment Canada said felt like -23 C with the wind
chill.

 

The deep freeze should begin to ease up on Thursday when the temperature was expected to reach a high of -10 C.

 

The temperature was expected to gradually climb to a high of 8 C on Saturday.