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A miserable mixture of snow, rain and sleet led to cancelled flights inOntario and havoc on highways as people in the province experienced along-overdue dose of winter-like weather.

A miserable mixture of snow, rain and sleet led to cancelled flights in Ontario and havoc on highways as people in the province experienced a long-overdue dose of winter-like weather.

Snow fell across southern Ontario late Tuesday night, transforming into a cold sleet by yesterday morning.

The wild weather was a nightmare for commuters, as drivers skidded into guard rails and drove into ditches.

“Blowing snow, ice, rain, pellets, heavy snowfall, throughout the morning, whiteouts — you name it —we’ve had a bit of everything,” said Ontario Provincial Police Sgt. Dave Woodford.

About four to eight centimetres of snow fell across the city overnight, while 10 centimetres of snow was recorded north of the city in York Region.

Salt trucks and plows were out most of yesterday morning to clean up the streets before the evening rush hour.

People were scrambling to find alternative travel plans after Toronto Pearson International Airport and Toronto Island Airport cancelled flights.

“It looks like there will be 100 cancelled flights throughout the entire day today,” said Trish Krale, Greater Toronto Airport Authority spokeswoman.

The chilly weather was an abrupt change from the mild temperatures of last month.

 
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