Canada Round 2 of storm hits southern Ontario

15:45  15 april  2018
15:45  15 april  2018 Source:   MSN

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Heavy rain, high winds and even hail was reported across Toronto and the GTA tonight as a powerful summer storm hit the region this evening.

Stormy weather. (Picture for representation purpose only)© CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP Stormy weather. (Picture for representation purpose only) TORONTO - Rain, freezing rain and ice pellets are falling across southern and central Ontario as a massive, slow-moving storm system powers up again after hammering the region on Saturday.

The system is affecting an area that stretches west to east from Windsor, Ont., into Quebec and north to south from North Bay, Ont., to Lake Ontario.

Rain and freezing rain warnings have been issued for the Greater Toronto Area where police reported more than 550 crashes on icy roads Saturday, though none were fatal.

Thousands of people also lost power, but Hydro One and other affected utilities have been working around the clock to reconnect customers.

Southern Ontario bracing for winter storm

  Southern Ontario bracing for winter storm Southern Ontario bracing for winter stormEnvironment Canada has issued weather warnings for the region that stretches from Windsor, Ont., up to the Muskoka region and east to Ottawa.

Storm Hits Southern Ontario Canada - Heavy Rain, Dark clouds, strong wind, thunder and lightning tore through parts of southern Ontario .

A winter storm hit southern Ontario overnight and snow continued to fall throughout the morning. Mark Blinch/The Globe and Mail.

There are fears Sunday's stormy weather may be even more severe than the day before as Environment Canada expects the precipitation will be driven by howling winds in many areas.

Wind warnings have been issued with gusts up to 90 kilometres per hour forecast for the Hamilton area — strong enough to cause property damage and further power outages.

Environment Canada says the freezing rain and ice pellets will change to solid rain later in the day as temperatures rise, starting in the west and moving east.

Toronto's Pearson Airport is advising travellers to check the status of their flights before leaving. More than 250 flights were cancelled Saturday and another 233 early Sunday morning.

Motorists who cannot avoid going out today are urged to be extra cautious due to what are likely to be treacherous road conditions.

The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority is also warning that some creeks and rivers could flood by late tonight due to the heavy rain.

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