If you were forced to leave your house this weekend, you were probably hit with the harsh Ontario weather that plagued much of the province. Thankfully, the storm has, for the most part, left most of southern Ontario on Monday. However, that doesn’t mean that it didn’t leave its mark. Hours of freezing rain and over 20 millimetres of ice build-up in areas such as Shelburne and Hopeville resulted in a collage of surreal Twitter posts depicting an icy tundra on Monday morning.
Hydro One also reported on Sunday that more than 11,000 of its customers went without power, a large chunk which were residents of Kincardine and the northern GTA.
Toronto road closures were also set in place due to flooding on Saturday, and officials were forced to shut down the southbound Don Valley Parkway from Bloor Street to the Gardiner Expressway.
An onslaught of freezing temperatures on Sunday quickly turned Saturday’s flooding into an icy nightmare.
It was so bad that some areas of the province looked as though they had entered a second ice age, and anyone caught outside was forced to take cautious steps as not to slip.
In fact, the storm was so icy that Ontarians couldn't help but take some photos to showcase just how brutal the storm actually was.
Popsicles Branches For Days
I don't know about you, but I prefer when mother nature doesn't take making popsicles into her own hands.
So Much Ice
Nothing says "don't get out of your car" like a frozen road sign on an icy road.
Arctic Tundra Vibes
I think we all agree to file "Arctic Tundra Vibes" as something we never want to experience in Ontario ever again.
When It Rains, It Pours
Maybe it's time to grab your canoe! Some roads were completely covered in water across Ontario as the storm continued to press on.
Frozen Trees Everywhere
If anyone ever asks you to go out for brunch when the forecast calls for freezing rain, just show them a picture of this. Enough said.
I think Shelbourne should get ultimate complaining rights for this storm. Broken branches could be seen across the area as trees froze over.
Seriously, Those Poor Trees
If you ever wondered what's the bad side of rapidly freezing an entire tree, this is it.
It Looks Like Narnia
All we need is a jolly goat-man and we are set!
"Whoops," Downed Power Lines
Downed powerlines would explain the reason why many were left without power during the weekend storm.
So Much Water
Have you ever wondered what an entire month's rainfall would do to the province if it all fell on one day?
Now, That's Just Unsettling
Here's a tip on how to make a forest extra creepy — layer it with ice.
Imagine Warming Up Those Cars
You might want to grab an extra pair of mitts because it looks like you got some scraping to do.
A Relaxing Day In The Park
Well, at least the geese are having a good time!
Let's Shoot Some Hoops!
If you're trying to be active during this harsh weather, you might want to pick a different sport.