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Pearson Airport resumes operation after ground stop due to extreme winds

Last Updated May 4, 2018 at 9:01 pm EDT

An Air Canada flight prepares to land at Pearson International Airport in Toronto, Thursday, September 30, 2004. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Toronto Pearson Airport has resumed operation after issuing a ground stop on Friday due to extreme winds

Passengers are being held on planes while they wait to get to a gate because it is not safe for staff to be on the tarmac right now.

GO Transit also says they are experiencing significant delays on their trains and buses due to fallen trees, debris on tracks and roadways. Power outages are also causing delays.

Serious disruptions are happening along Lakeshore West due to winds that have damaged the rail crossing arms between Appleby and Oakville

Representatives say GO Tickets and Presto cards can be used on the TTC in the meantime.

TTC Service on Line 2 has been suspended between Kipling and Islington due to debris on the tracks.

The TTC is also currently operating their trains at only 30 km/hr, normal speeds are 50-60 km/hr.

Downed trees and flying debris are causing issues throughout the GTA.

A wind warning is still in effect for much of Southern Ontario.