Loading articles...

Rainfall warning ENDED following weekend ice storm

Last Updated Apr 16, 2018 at 2:18 pm EDT

Photo: Lisa Drew - 570 NEWS.

It was a weekend to remember as a major spring storm rolled through the province.

A freezing rain warning was lifted for Waterloo Region Monday morning, and the rainfall warning ended Monday afternoon.

However, roads, parking lots and sidewalks remain a mess.

Motorists should use extreme caution, with tree limbs down in many areas.

The Grand River Conservation Authority has closed all parks and trails out of safety concerns.

It could remain that way for several days, while staff survey storm damage and clean up the debris and cut down and remove damaged tree limbs and trees.

The GRCA has also issued a flood watch for the watershed because of all the rain and the snow melt.

To the north of Waterloo Region, many areas are dealing more with heavy snowfall than freezing rain.

Hydro crews, meantime, are scrambling to restore power to more than 100-thousand customers across the province.

The power outages are mainly due to fallen trees and poles knocked down by powerful winds.

Police say there were more than 14-hundred collisions on G-T-A highways over the weekend — though no deaths are reported.

And check ahead if you are flying out of Pearson today. There were hundreds of cancellations over the weekend.