TORONTO -- Three people died on treacherous road and sidewalk conditions during a snowstorm barrelling across southern Ontario Friday.
The system also grounded flights and shut down schools. The storm churned its way eastward throughout the day, painting Ontario white from Windsor to Ottawa.
Environment Canada said most regions would be under 15 to 25 centimetres of snow by day's end.
"The amounts do vary, but no one's been left out of the snow on this one," senior climatologist David Phillips said. "I think it has followed through just as we thought."
The storm didn't take long to claim its first victim. Ian Wright of Hamilton Paramedic Services said an 80-year-old woman collapsed while shovelling her driveway early in the morning. She was pronounced dead on the scene, he said.
The burst of snow caused numerous accidents on the province's roads, which accounted for at least two other deaths.
Durham regional police said a 49-year-old Oshawa man was killed as a result of a multi-vehicle collision in Pickering, east of Toronto, on Friday morning.
Further east, provincial police reported a 57-year-old Ottawa man died when his car crashed in blizzard conditions along Highway 401 near Prescott.
Also on Highway 401, a bus driver and some passengers suffered injuries when the vehicle lost control and rolled near Brockville.
The driver of the bus was seriously injured.
-- The Canadian Press