Winter Storm in Canada Prompts Travel Advisories

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VIA Rail Canada has issued a travel advisory due to a winter storm in the Maritimes expected to bring heavy snowfall and freezing rain to Quebec and Ontario over the next 36 hours. 

VIA Rail Canada advises that all trains in the Windsor – Québec City corridor region and between Halifax and Montreal are operating normally, with minimal delays. 

As the storm continues to make its presence felt, VIA expects demand for seats to escalate. VIA will add capacity where possible to meet the increased demand. Passengers are therefore advised to book as early as possible and to verify departure and arrival times of trains in the affected regions.

Air Travel

Air travel in the region could also be affected due to the storm. Air Canada has said that it is waiving change fees for flights departing December 28 and 29 from Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa. The airline is advising passengers to check their flight status and rebook online. 

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