Ice storm pummels GTA

Some universities and colleges closed this weekend in anticipation of the storm, as reported by The Star.

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Ice storm pummels Toronto and the GTA.

Environment Canada has issued two weather warnings for freezing rain and rain for this Sunday for Toronto and most of the GTA.

There are fears Sunday’s stormy weather may be even more severe than the day before, with warnings of freezing rain and heavy rain, and winds up to 70 km/h.

The rain will continue into Monday. The weather agency is advising people to clear drainage basins of ice buildup to prevent basement flooding. Residents in low-lying areas are being warned of possible localized flooding.

Some universities and colleges closed this weekend in anticipation of the storm, as reported by The Star.

Ryerson University cancelled afternoon exams on Saturday, although the morning exams were expected to go ahead as scheduled, and said they were rescheduling for the 21st.

Centennial College and Sheridan College closed their campuses Saturday. York University suspended “normal university operations,” and affected exams will be rescheduled. Humber College’s open house, classes and campus activities were cancelled, as well as University of Guelph-Humber exams scheduled for Saturday.

The University of Waterloo, McMaster University and Wilfrid Laurier University opted to delay weekend exams due to the weather.

Environment Canada expects sunny and warmer conditions on Thursday.

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