Airlines issue travel alerts despite sunny skies in Eastern Canada

Travellers at Pearson International Airport's Terminal 1 go through the baggage room on Jan. 8,...

Travellers at Pearson International Airport's Terminal 1 go through the baggage room on Jan. 8, 2014 looking for luggage that has been misplaced because of flight cancellations over the past few days related to the weather. (Jack Boland/QMI Agency)

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, Last Updated: 12:15 PM ET

Warmer weather might be on the way for much of Eastern Canada, but the travel problems continue for those trying to fly.

Air Canada extended a travel advisory about "winter operational conditions" to Thursday, warning flights could be delayed or cancelled. This despite an Environment Canada forecast of sunny skies everywhere east of southern Ontario.

WestJet also issued a weather advisory for Toronto, Hamilton and the East Coast. Passengers for both airlines were advised to check the status of their flights before heading to the airport.

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Meanwhile, workers at Pearson International Airport north of Toronto expected to clear a backlog of passengers who were affected by a decision not to allow North American planes to land Tuesday morning. The ground stop was due to frozen equipment and safety issues, the airport said.

"Flight schedules are getting back to normal today," the airport tweeted.


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