Parents across Waterloo Region and Wellington County were left scrambling to find alternate arrangements this morning after the school boards cancelled buses and schools closed their doors due to a storm that brought freezing rain with it.
Environment Canada said the storm is expected to last through to Friday.
Temperatures hovered around the freezing mark for much of the day Thursday, with the air gradually warming on Friday.
Waterloo region was hit with heavy rain and freezing rain Thursday, forcing a number of school closures and bus cancellations in Waterloo Region, as well as Wellington and Dufferin Counties.
Both the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University were open and proceeded with exams as scheduled.
There was some ice accumulation on roads and sidewalks, and there were wind gusts of up to 60 km/h.
The Grand River Conservation Authority also on Wednesday issued a flood watch for the Grand, Ninth, Conestogo and Speed Rivers. The conservation authority lowered water levels in the flood plain reservoirs to make room for further flooding.