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School bus, flight cancellations amid freezing rain in GTA

A snow plow hits the road amid a freezing rain warning in Toronto, Jan. 28, 2013. CITYNEWS

Dozens of flights and school buses in the GTA had to be cancelled, as snow overnight turned to freezing rain that made the morning commute a slog for many.

Environment Canada issued a freezing rain warning for the GTA and much of southwestern Ontario early on Monday morning. That warning was ended shortly before 1 p.m. as the freezing rain changed to periods of rain and drizzle, the weather agency said.

Check the full forecast here.

Monday’s messy weather led to more than 160 flight cancellations at Pearson International Airport and travel advisories from Porter Airlines, Air Canada and WestJet. Commuters were urged to use extra caution on the roads during Monday morning’s commute.

Between  midnight and 10 a.m., the OPP responded to over 750 calls, the majority of them single-vehicle collisions. There were no serious injuries, police said.

School boards across southern Ontario cancelled buses because of the weather.

Click here for all weather-related cancellations and delays listed in our Extreme Weather Centre.

Monday’s forecast high is 4 C. There’s a potential for thunderstorms on Tuesday, and Wednesday’s forecast high is a balmy 11 C.