Ontario Provincial Police are warning motorists to stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary due to a savage ice storm slamming southern Ontario with ice pellets and freezing rain on Sunday.
Rain, freezing rain and ice pellets continued to fall overnight and into Sunday across southern and central Ontario as a massive, slow-moving storm system moves across the region.
The system is affecting an area from Windsor, Ont. to Quebec, and from North Bay, Ont. to Lake Ontario.
Environment Canada has issued rain and freezing rain warnings across the GTA.
Hydro One said that more than 42,000 customers were without power as of early Sunday evening, mainly in southwestern Ontario. They said extra crews were working to address the outages, saying that fallen trees and broken poles were causing most of the issues.
Toronto Hydro spokesperson Tori Gass told Global News that they have not received any weather related outages in the city as of yet. Gass said that almost three times the amount of crews are out compared to a normal weekend. They have also staffed additional people in the control and call centre as well.
More than 250 flights were cancelled Saturday and another several hundred early Sunday afternoon.