It promises to be a slow commute across southern, central and northeastern Ontario this morning.
A Texas low tracking across the Great Lakes area brought ice, snow and freezing rain to southern Ontario and up to 35 centimetres of snow to the northeast. Environment Canada says accumulations near the shore of Lake Ontario could be less than five centimetres, and in some areas the snow on the ground turned to slush.
There were numerous collisions and flight cancellations and delays blamed on the system that began moving into the region Monday afternoon. Several arrivals and departures at Pearson have also been cancelled for Tuesday due to the weather. You can click here to view the list.
According to officials with the City of Toronto, approximately four rounds of salt were applied to expressways and arterial roads overnight, but the process is continuing Tuesday morning.
Mechanical sidewalk salting and plowing, along with local road salting, started shortly after midnight, and will continue until approximately 2 p.m. Tuesday.
A freezing rain warning has now been lifted, but periods of rain or drizzle will persist until this afternoon as the temperature climbs to a high of 6.
Environment Canada has issued winter storm warnings for parts of southern Quebec, forecasting 25 to 40 centimetres of snow could fall today and overnight into Wednesday. The agency is also warning of ice pellets and blowing snow.
In Atlantic Canada, Environment Canada says snow and ice pellets are expected today in western Nova Scotia, and snow in parts of southern New Brunswick.
That follows a storm Sunday that dumped up to 18 centimetres of snow on some areas of the Maritime provinces.