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.
The ice storm will contain huge gusts of wind up to 85 km/h, freezing rain, flooding, fallen debris and slippery roads.
The 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.
Residents 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.
This 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— Peel Paramedics (@Peel_Paramedics) April 14, 2018
Stay safe if you are in an area that is affected by the Ontario storm.