Oh snow! Winter-like weather returns

Snow covers a log cabin off Highway 36 in the City of Kawartha Lakes in central Ontario on April...

Snow covers a log cabin off Highway 36 in the City of Kawartha Lakes in central Ontario on April 15, 2014. Most of the province saw snow this morning one of the latest spring snowfalls in recent history. (REUTERS/Fred Thornhill)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:57 PM ET

It was a mixed bag of winter weather in southern Ontario Tuesday as rain, freezing rain, snow and slush made driving treacherous and cold air had residents bundling up to keep warm.

Much of the southern part of the province was expecting between five to 10 cm of snow Tuesday in a spring snowstorm, while some areas east of Georgian Bay could get upwards of 15 cm.


Susan Honkaheimo was out early Tuesday shovelling the sidewalk in front of her home in Barrie, Ont. (CHERYL BROWNE/QMI Agency)

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"Motorists should be prepared for hazardous winter driving conditions due to low visibility in areas of heavier snow, and accumulating snow on untreated roads," a special weather statement from Environment Canada said, blaming a "sharp Arctic cold front" for the slap of cold weather.

Despite the brief return to winter, there was good news.

"The snow will end over all regions late in the day. Winter's victory will be only temporary, as temperatures will moderate back up closer to normal by the end of the week."


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