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Updated: Mon, 09 Dec 2013 07:52:23 GMT | By CBC News, cbc.ca

Snow, rain mix complicates commute



A car slid into a power pole on Sandalwood Parkway and Sunny Meadow Boulevard in Brampton early Monday. A light snow made for tricky driving conditions Sunday night and early Monday. Tony Smyth/CBC

A car slid into a power pole on Sandalwood Parkway and Sunny Meadow Boulevard in Brampton early Monday. A light snow made for tricky driving conditions Sunday night and early Monday. Tony Smyth/CBC

A mix of light snow and drizzle has made for a tricky Monday morning commute.

A light snow fell overnight across the region, leaving roads slippery in spots with reports of minor accidents across the Greater Toronto Area.

Environment Canada issued a special weather statement for much of southern Ontario, warning of freezing drizzle for Toronto and areas outside the city including Durham, Niagara and Peel regions.

The weather statement applies to the following areas:

- City of Toronto.

- Halton – Peel.

- York – Durham.

- Parry Sound – Muskoka.

- Windsor – Essex – Chatham-Kent.

- Sarnia – Lambton.

- Niagara.

- City of Hamilton.

- Elgin.

- London – Middlesex.

- Simcoe – Delhi – Norfolk.

- Dunnville – Caledonia – Haldimand.

- Oxford – Brant.

- Huron – Perth.

- Waterloo – Wellington.

- Dufferin – Innisfil.

- Grey – Bruce.

- Belleville – Quinte – Northumberland.

- Peterborough – Kawartha Lakes.

- Burk’s Falls – Bayfield Inlet.

Pearson airport reported more than 50 weather-related cancellations and flight delays. Travellers are advised to check their flight status before heading to the airport.

CBC's Linda Ward reported on the weather conditions at 6:30 a.m. Monday from Avenue Road and Wilson Avenue.

"The roads are slippery and covered with snow," she reported. "Many of the city's main thoroughfares are untreated. The side roads are particularly bad."

CBC Toronto traffic reporter Joan Chang issued a Twitter message just after 6 a.m., reporting heavy volumes on all the major GTA highways.

CBC overnight reporter Tony Smyth also reported slippery conditions overnight.

The temperature is expected to rise later in the day, turning the snow to rain or freezing rain in some areas.

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