Scores of Toronto Pearson airport flights cancelled by snow backlog

The Canadian Press

TORONTO - Travellers at Toronto's Pearson airport are facing scores of delays and cancellations partly due to a flight backlog from snowfall on Saturday.

More than 100 flights to and from destinations including Quebec and the eastern U.S. were cancelled or pushed back Sunday, after a similar number of cancellations a day before.

Greater Toronto Airports Authority spokesman Scott Armstrong says the impact of snow at the airport Saturday as well as a storm hitting northeastern states are responsible for the scrapped or delayed flights.

He says it's hoped the leftover cancellations from the start-of-weekend Ontario snow should be cleared by Sunday evening, though there could be more changes to flight schedules due to the U.S. storm.

Travellers are advised to check the status of their flights before heading to the airport.