As we previously reported, Environment Canada released an alert early this morning, warning residents of Southern Ontario that a "potentially historic ice storm" is set to hit tonight.\nThe ice storm will contain huge gusts of wind up to 85 km/h, freezing rain, flooding, fallen debris and slippery roads.\nThe severe storm has arrived. According to CTV News, by early afternoon around 8000 people were left without power. Universities including Ryerson, Waterloo, McMaster and Wilfrid Laurier are delaying weekend exams due to weather.\nResidents are documenting the conditions in their area to warn others against driving in the storm. Officials are suggesting you stay indoors until the storm is over.\n#HWY400 Mess with Freezing Rain #onstorm #ONHwys #FreezingRain #Barrie #kingcity @Innisfil_FIRE pic.twitter.com/DV2b1Spjty\n— Sonny Subra (@SonnySubra) April 14, 2018\n#ONStorm Hwy401 EB Ramp to Hwy400 car into the Ditch on the guardrail #FreezingRain #ONHwys #HWY400 #weather #GTA #TrafficAlert pic.twitter.com/hey6fXL8aI\n— Sonny Subra (@SonnySubra) April 14, 2018\nI found your recycling bin... #windy #onwx #onstorm pic.twitter.com/UTRnxp99Fd\n— Dan Lauckner (@vidman) April 4, 2018\n.@kfc bucket sign fell over from strong winds onto a taxi at King Street West and Dundurn Street South in Hamilton. #HamOnt #onstorm pic.twitter.com/8BorhyZ76H\n— DR (@Media371) April 4, 2018\nThis is not a file photo. Taken just now. Freezing rain is really coming down. @weathernetwork network says this is just the start of what’s to come. Pls be careful on foot or in the car. Our crews have to drive in this. Hopefully you don’t. #onstorm #FreezingRain #icestorm pic.twitter.com/oFo4YYyj5M\n— Peel Paramedics (@Peel_Paramedics) April 14, 2018\nSo, it’s not so much rain as it is snow now north of Hamilton. Wind is howling and the snow is creating whiteout conditions. @weathernetwork #ONStorm hamilton pic.twitter.com/Dko3ApjroQ\n— Mark Robinson (@StormhunterTWN) April 14, 2018\nStay safe if you are in an area that is affected by the Ontario storm.