Back on Tuesday, Environment Canada put out the first alert about a significant storm for this weekend.
Well, forecasters nailed it.
The region received buckets of rain until late yesterday afternoon, followed by freezing rain, ice pellets and snow Saturday evening until early this morning.
The worst of the ice accretion has been in higher elevation communities such as Caledon, Shelburne and Mount Forest, and where Hydro One is dealing with the most power outages.
In our area, there was localized flooding in parts of Barrie, but the worst of the worst was in the community of Belle Ewart in Innisfi.
Operation Teams working hard, the pumps are too, pumping water out of the affected areas. This is Maple and Belle Aire Beach Rd. A reminder to avoid flooded areas and roadways. Thank you for your patience. pic.twitter.com/cj7SqmZqzk— Town of Innisfil (@townofinnisfil) January 11, 2020
Town crews spent most of Saturday pumping water from affected areas. Flooding also cut electricity to more than 1,400 InnPower customers, which was restored last night.
Due to the extreme weather, Mount St. Louis Moonstone and Snow Valley are closed today, while start up could be delayed at Blue Mountain.
Weather conditions will gradually improve as the morning moves along.
Salters and sanders have been out all night trying to keep up with the storm. Either way, motorists will need to use extreme caution because of the icy conditions. A blanket of snow on some roads is just hiding the ice underneath.
One blessing in all of this is that it’s Sunday, so traffic volume is much lighter.
By the numbers from Environment Canada:
A moisture laden low from Texas continues to impact a large portion of Ontario. Many alerts remain in effect, please refer to weather.gc.ca/warnings/ for the latest. From heavy rain and record temperatures for Southwestern Ontario and the Golden Horseshoe to an ice storm for the Dundalk Highlands to heavy snow and whiteouts for parts of Northeastern Ontario, this storm has been far reaching and impactful. The following is a summary of reports received by the Ontario Storm Prediction Centre as of 2.00 AM Sunday, January 12. 1. Summary of new record high temperatures for Saturday, January 11 in degrees Celsius: Toronto Pearson Airport New record 11.9 Old record 11.7 (set in 1975) London Airport New record 11.7 Old record 11.1 (1975) Toronto Buttonville Airport New record 11.3 Old record 7.4 (2008) Oshawa Airport New record 11.3 Old record 10.0 (1975) Waterloo-Wellington New record 11.6 Old record 11.5 (2018) Sarnia Airport New record 11.8 Old record 11.7 (2018) Welland-Pelham New record 14.5 Old record 14.0 (2018) Burlington Pier New record 13.6 Old record 12.9 (2018) Delhi New record 13.9 Old record 11.2 (2017) Peterborough Airport New record 12.0 Old record 11.0 (1975) Cobourg New record 10.8 Old record 10.0 (2018) 2. Summary of total rainfall amounts as of 2.00 AM Sunday, January 12 in millimetres: University of Waterloo 81.8 King City 75.0 Guelph 65.2 London 64.2 Sarnia 63.0 Windsor 60.9 Toronto Billy Bishop Airport 60.4 Trenton 60.2 Toronto Pearson Airport 59.0 Oshawa 57.3 Peterborough Trent University 56.1 Toronto City 55.3 Peterborough Airport 53.4 Point Pelee 52.6 Goderich 52.2 Moose Creek Wells 49.6 Waterloo Airport 48.3 Delhi 45.4 Harrow 43.8 Bancroft 42.4 Muskoka 39.0 Kingston 38.1 Ridgetown 37.9 Ottawa Airport 34.1 Beatrice 25.6