Drivers in southern Ontario had some slick roads to contend with on Thursday morning, courtesy of a warm front, patchy freezing rain and black ice.
For the second day in a row, the weather conditions caught drivers by surprise. In some cases, the slick roads contributed to accidents on major highways in the Greater Toronto Area. There were also reports of problems on Highway 7 between Kitchener and Guelph.
Environment Canada issued a special weather statement about the freezing rain, stating that it would be brief. Pedestrians were also advised to be careful on sidewalks.
The risk of freezing rain will end later in the day as temperatures soar. In some cities, record-breaking highs are forecast this afternoon.
On Wednesday morning, numerous accidents were reported between Sarnia and London, prompting officials to close parts of the 402 and 401.
With files from Alexandra Pope