Many parts of Quebec and eastern Ontario got hit with a powerful mix of snow and freezing rain, which closed a number of schools and delayed many flights.

For info about closures, cancellations and delays due to weather, go to: CBC Montreal Storm Centre

Environment Canada  issued a freezing rain warning for Tuesday in southern, central and eastern Quebec, as well as eastern Ontario.

"The hardest-hit regions will be along and north of the St. Lawrence Valley where an accumulation of 10 to 20 millimetres of freezing rain can be expected. Elsewhere from two to five millimetres are forecast," Environment Canada's weather warning read.

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Florien Hepp clears off his car in Montreal's NDG neighbourhoud on Tuesday morning. (Jay Turnbull/CBC)

"Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots will become icy, slippery and extremely hazardous."

As of 4:30 p.m. ET, that warning remained in effect. 

In some parts of eastern Ontario, including Ottawa, more than 35 centimetres of snow fell. 

In Montreal, the snow turned to freezing rain this morning. It changed to rain in the afternoon as the temperature crept above 0 C.

Transit delays, power outages in Montreal

Montreal's public transit authority tweeted to say bus commuters should expect delays.

Around 12,000 Hydro-Québec customers in the Montreal boroughs of Villeray-St-Michel-Parc-Extension, Rosemont-Petite-Patrie and St-Léonard were without power early Tuesday morning due to a series of equipment failures.

By 4:30 p.m. ET, all but 135 customers in the greater Montreal region had had their power restored. Across Quebec, about 4,000 Hydro-Québec clients remained without power.

Check travel plans

By mid-afternoon, Montreal's Trudeau airport was reporting a significant number of flight delays. Several flights to Toronto's Billy Bishop airport had also been cancelled. as well as some flights to Ottawa, New York and Newark.

Montreal police reported no major incidents on city streets, but they cautioned drivers to remain vigilant on their commute home. 

For info about closures, cancellations and delays due to weather, go to: CBC Montreal Storm Centre