Photos: Freezing rain encases southern Ontario in ice
Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 8:57 PM - A major bout of freezing rain encased much of southern Ontario in ice on Wednesday, leading to serious travel disruptions and forcing many Ontarians to take an 'ice day' -- whether they wanted to or not.
Severe weather conditions caused more than 300 flight cancellations at Toronto's Pearson International Airport, and many schools remained closed amid icy conditions. Police reported numerous collisions on area roads and highways, including a number of jack-knifed transport trucks. Even Canada Post suspended service during the day, citing unsafe conditions for postal workers in the GTA.
While much of the freezing rain will push east out of the province through the early morning hours on Thursday, pockets of freezing drizzle and fog will linger for much of southern Ontario into Thursday before the arrival of another system -- one with the potential for another round of ice.
NEW TREND SWEEPING SOUTHERN ONTARIO:
Below are some of the images that emerged from the region's icy day.
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Thumbnail courtesy: Denise Cicero, Stoney Creek, ON.