Winter blast hits the GTA with freezing rain, flurries
A truck drives through the falling snow in Uxbridge, Ont. on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012.
Published Sunday, December 9, 2012 9:01AM EST
Last Updated Sunday, December 9, 2012 9:48PM EST
Freezing rain along with flurries and ice pellets hit the GTA Sunday evening, making for dangerous driving conditions.
North of Toronto, Ontario Provincial Police briefly closed Highway 400 southbound at King Road Sunday evening, following a number of collisions caused by icy road conditions.
By Sunday night, Environment Canada cancelled a freezing rain warning issued earlier in the day for much of the GTA. However, the warning remained in effect for areas north of Toronto.
More significant snowfall was expected farther north, with an area stretching east from Georgian Bay expected to get 5 to 10 centimetres of snow. The agency’s forecast also noted a risk of up to 15 cm of snow along the Ottawa Valley, including the national capital region.
While the city experienced its first blast of winter over the weekend, temperatures were expected to rise overnight Sunday and hit an unseasonably warm 8 C by Monday morning, according to Environment Canada.