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Significant snowfall, extreme cold in forecast for Ontario

15 to 25 cm expected as Toronto slammed by winter storm
WATCH: 15 to 25 cm expected from nasty winter storm

Some Ontarians began to feel the effects of a major winter storm that was set to move into the province on Monday.

Environment Canada had issued storm warnings for much of the province of anywhere between five and 25 centimetres expected to fall.

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The snow paired along with high winds was expected to make driving conditions tough for the ride home from the office.

Global News meteorologist Anthony Farnell provided an update from Toronto, which is expected to receive some of the higher snowfall totals.

“The winds aren’t that strong just yet but that is going to change as we move through the night tonight,” he warned. “We should see some gusts of up to 50 or 60 km/h and that’s going to cause zero visibility.

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Many of the major airports including Pearson, Hamilton and London were experiencing cancellations or delays.

In the cities of Kitchener, Cambridge and Waterloo, snow events had been declared which meant that there was no parking for a 24-hour period beginning at midnight.

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Dos and don’ts of driving in snowy conditions
Dos and don’ts of driving in snowy conditions

Winds gusting to 50 kph are expected to blow the snow around, making for treacherous driving conditions.

And it will be cold, with frostbite inducing wind chill values of minus 20 C to minus 30 C.

READ MORE: Winter storm slams Greater Toronto Area, up to 25 cm of snow expected

In Guelph, there was a similar rule in place which was set for 2 a.m. start on Tuesday.

Many of the communities were still coping with snowfall from this past weekend including Ottawa.

The nation’s capital will have crews out removing snow piled along the city’s curbs as new snow moves in early this evening.

Universities and colleges across the Greater Toronto Area cut classes early as some recreational programs were also cancelled.

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In Cambridge, the city also postponed a special budget consultation with the city’s residents.