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Goodbye rain, hello snow! Special weather statement ends, roads still slick

Last Updated Jan 12, 2018 at 7:04 pm EDT


It felt like spring outside this morning – but we’re experiencing a serious dose of winter this afternoon.

Rain, fog patches and double digit temperatures have been replaced by a sharp drop in temperatures and blowing snow.

A special weather statement has been lifted for Waterloo Region and our surrounding areas – but the conditions have left roadways slick, icy, and snow-covered.

Regional Police say they’ve had their hands full dealing with dozens of crashes, and OPP are seeing a similar story.

Westbound lanes of Highway 401 were completely shut down at Highway 8 due to a jackknifed tractor trailer and diesel spill. Two right lanes are now getting by, and OPP are expecting the left lanes to reopen shortly.

Motorists are reminded to use extra caution, have your full lighting system on, and expect delays.

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