It was a messy commute across much of the GTA, as thousands returned to the routine of school and work after the holidays.
A special weather statement, which was issued by Environment Canada on Sunday, called for between 4-8 centimetres of snow for Toronto. The statement was lifted on Monday afternoon.
Up to 10 centimetres of show was expected in areas northeast of the Great Lakes.
Good morning TO. In response to light snow, salting operations on expressways and main roads commenced at approximately 3am and will continue through the morning rush hour. Drive safe.
— TO Winter Operations (@TO_WinterOps) January 8, 2018
At one point, there are 200 flights cancelled at Pearson International Airport.
Good morning. Snow is in the forecast today and could cause delays. Always check flight info with your airline or at https://t.co/5Df7Y3ggna
— Toronto Pearson (@TorontoPearson) January 8, 2018
On a brighter note, the GTA saw a reprieve from the cold. 680 NEWS meteorologist Jill Taylor said the high for Monday was expected to reach 2 C.
She said the last time Toronto was above the freezing mark was on Dec. 23 when it was 1.4 C.