Strong winds prompt special weather statement for Toronto
People wait to cross a street in Chinatown during a cold and windy day in Toronto on Thursday, January 10, 2019. The city declared an extreme cold alert. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Phil Tsekouras, CP24.com
Published Thursday, February 27, 2020 7:14PM EST
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement amid strong wind gusts across the city Thursday night.
The agency says that gusts up to 70 kilometres an hour are expected in some areas and should begin to taper off overnight and into Friday.
“In addition, snow squalls off Lake Huron might affect portions of the regions Friday afternoon into Friday evening giving locally poor conditions in snow and local blowing snow,” the agency said in a news release issued Thursday evening.
Earlier Thursday, a home under construction in Toronto’s west end collapsed and police believe that wind may have been a factor.
The statement comes after a snowfall warning was issued for the city of Toronto on Wednesday.