Toronto is thawing out after days of extreme cold, but snow and freezing rain made for a messy morning commute on Wednesday.
Snow fell during the overnight hours, and it turned into a combination of snow and rain as the temperature rose on Wednesday morning.
As of 10 a.m., light rain and snow were falling and the temperature was a balmy 1 C.
About two centimetres of snow accumulated in the city, with higher amounts forecast for the western regions of southern Ontario near Lake Huron. But as rain mixed with snow fell in the morning, conditions on roads and sidewalks turned slushy.
Environment Canada issued a special weather statement for the city and surrounding regions late Tuesday night, calling for snow, rain and freezing rain, as well as “strong, gusty winds” through the afternoon and evening.
“A Colorado low will track northeast across Lake Huron and Georgian Bay today, bringing a dramatic change in weather with it,” the statement said.