PHOTOS: Spring on pause in southern Ontario as snow stuns residents

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PHOTOS: Spring on pause in southern Ontario as snow stuns residents
PHOTOS: Spring on pause in southern Ontario as snow stuns residents

While people in southern Ontario were foretold about the incoming snow, what may have been surprising was just how quickly it fell.

Snow rapidly began accumulating in southern Ontario by Monday evening, with 4-5 cm reported in some areas in and surrounding the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). London had already seen 8 cm. There were also reports of thundersnow in the GTA. The snow rapidly led to slick surfaces and tricky driving.

Through Tuesday, higher-elevation areas including the Dundalk Highlands and parts of cottage country may see more significant accumulations of 5-10 cm pile up. Localized areas in the latter may pick up 10+cm.

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As a result of the slippery roads, at least one car skirting off the roads in the Niagara region, with Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) reporting the incident on Twitter.

Light snow will begin to ease off in the GTA by early Tuesday, but continue through the day in Barrie and London, as well as Lake Huron and Georgian Bay regions. Lake-effect snow is expected as the system departs into Ottawa, so drivers should expect periods of lower visibility and changing conditions.

Below is just a handful of visuals that have surfaced on social media as a result of the late-April, messy snowfall. The snow had a polarizing effect: Some loved it, while others had some choice words for the wintry weather.

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