Freezing rain warning ends in Waterloo Region

Freezing rain on tree branches.

With temperatures hovering around the 32-degree mark, a Winter Weather Advisory (purple-shaded counties on the headlined map) for freezing rain continues until mid-morning in general for the area well west and north of Chicago and along/north of Interstate-88.

The government agency says freezing rain could last most of the day before changing over to freezing drizzle in the evening. The National Weather Service issued a flash-flood warning in the area Wednesday morning. The advisory expires at 1 p.m.

"Delivery will resume once conditions improve and it is safe to do so." said a statement.

The inclement weather prompted school boards in Toronto, Hamilton, and the regions of York, Halton, Peel, and Durham to cancel transportation this morning.

"Our biggest concern is icing into and during the Thursday AM commute", the service said.

A wintry mix is expected on Thursday before clearing skies start to arrive Thursday night into Friday and much colder air arrives for the end of the work week! "Please give yourself some extra time, slow down and drive to the conditions of the roadway", Mark Mills, the superintendent of road operations for the City of Toronto, told CP24 on Wednesday afternoon.

Freezing rain is on its way.

Freezing drizzle tonight and tomorrow.

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