Weekend weather still being felt in London and area

Here's what you need to know about flooding, school buses and power outages as of Monday.

Hydro crews are working to get power back to hard hit areas, including Lucan, Parkhill and Dorchester

Dorchester was hit hard by the storm with hydro crews working into Monday to restore electricity. (submitted: Linda LaForge)

The numbers from the weekend are in. 

Environment Canada reports that, over a 48 hour period, the London International Airport saw a total of 55.1 millimetres of precipitation. That includes 14 hours of freezing rain.

London is no longer under a rainfall warning. But the effects of the bad weather are still being felt Monday.

School buses

All school buses in Oxford County are cancelled for the day. 

Buses in London, Middlesex and Elgin Counties are still running. 

There are also bus cancellations in the Avon Maitland and Huron Perth Catholic school boards. 

Schools closed

There are power outages in several schools this morning. Those schools are closed.

The Thames Valley District School Board and the London District Catholic School Board both have lists on their websites of the schools that are closed. 

They are: 

Straffordville P.S.; Hickson Central P.S.; New Sarum P.S.; Pierre Elliott Trudeau F.I.; Adelaide-W.G. MacDonald P.S.; Laurie Hawkins P.S.; Thamesford P.S.; Wilberforce P.S.; Annandale School; Lord Dorchester S.S.; Northdale Central P.S.; River Heights P.S.; East Williams Memorial P.S.; North Middlesex District H.S.; Parkhill-West Williams P.S.; South Dorchester P.S. St Davids; , St Patrick's in Lucan; and Sacred Heart in Parkhill.

London Airport

Dozens of flights were cancelled this weekend and those passengers will be rebooked today. 

As of this morning, flights are not cancelled, though some are delayed. Travellers should check the airport website to make sure their flights are not affected as the day gets going. 

Power Outages

About 15,000 customers north of the city, in the Lucan, St. Marys, Parkhill and Grand Bend areas are dealing with power outages. 

Lucan opened its library and arena Monday for people looking to warm up, have a hot cup of coffee and to charge electronic devices. The outages there are expected to last until 6 p.m. Monday.

And about 1,000 people in the St. Thomas area are also without power. 

Meantime, electricity was restored in London by Monday morning.  

Hydro One says more than 130,000 people were impacted by the ice storm over the weekend.

What's next

The Upper Thames River Conservation Authority has issued a flood watch for the watershed. 

The Thames River watershed could get up to 90 cm of rain this weekend and early this week, saturating the ground and causing flooding. 

People are reminded to use extreme caution near all water and to keep kids and pets away. Banks are slippery and the water is very cold. 

Environment Canada says the rain should gradually taper off this morning, but a rainfall warning is in effect for the London and Middlesex County region. 

The weather agency is predicting a chance of flurries tomorrow, and a mix of sun and cloud on Wednesday.