Rain, melting snow make for messy, slushy commute
A GO Transit bus spun out and went sideways in Highway 404's northbound lanes early Monday, Feb. 11, 2013. (Tom Stefanac/CP24)
Published Monday, February 11, 2013 5:25AM EST
Last Updated Monday, February 11, 2013 10:42AM EST
Police are urging motorists to take it easy on the roads Monday as southern Ontario is drenched with rain, just days after digging out from a massive snowstorm.
Motorists in southern Ontario should be prepared for slippery sections on highways and streets.
The mix of rain and melting snow is creating slushy, messy conditions on roads and sidewalks, including some flooded sections.
During the morning commute, police received a number of reports of collisions or vehicles sliding into ditches.
In one incident, a GO Transit went out of control and ended up facing sideways in Highway 404's northbound lanes, just south of Elgin Mills Road.
The weather led to some school bus cancellations and school closures. Click here for a list.
By Monday night, colder air will arrive and the precipitation will change to flurries for all regions, Environment Canada said.
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