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Snowbirds scrap Saturday flyover in southern Ontario due to weather

Poor visibility from winter-like weather has put a halt on the Snowbirds aerobatics team's plans to fly over southern Ontario on Saturday.

'We said SnowBIRDS not SNOW!' the Snowbirds joked in a tweet

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds perform a flypast over Ottawa as part of Operation Inspiration, a cross-country tour recognizing the work of Canadians doing their part to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, on Thursday. Poor weather put a halt to plans to fly over parts of Southern Ontario, including Toronto, on Saturday. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press)

Poor visibility from winter-like weather has put a halt on the Snowbirds aerobatics team's plans to fly over southern Ontario on Saturday.

The team's Twitter account said Saturday morning that due to snow and hail in and around Toronto, the Snowbirds planned to hold at 8 Wing/Canadian Forces Base Trenton for 24 hours.

"We said SnowBIRDS not SNOW!" the Snowbirds joked in a tweet.

The Snowbirds have been doing a cross-country salute to Canadians helping fight the spread of COVID-19 since last weekend, starting in Nova Scotia.

Their Operation Inspiration features the team's signature nine-jet formation.

The Snowbirds encourage Canadians to observe the flyovers from the safety of their home and refrain from travelling to see the show.

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