Who needs spring anyway? Freezing rain record set for St. John's

The metro area saw 60 consecutive hours of freezing rain or freezing drizzle from April 20 to 23.

60 consecutive hours of freezing rain, freezing drizzle from April 20 through 23

Pretty thick ice prevails on the grass near Cabot Tower, after several days of freezing rain on the Avalon Peninsula. (Submitted by Tholitz Mandac)

People in the St. John's area won't have a hard time believing it, but a freezing rain record was set over the weekend.

Rodney Barney, a meteorologist with the Environment Canada weather office in Gander, said Monday St. John's saw 60 consecutive hours of freezing rain or freezing drizzle.

That freezing rain fell from April 20 straight through to the 23rd.

It made for slippery road conditions early Monday morning, causing some school delays, but temperatures are expected to reach 10 C later in the day, melting the snow that fell late Sunday.

Soccer season won't be slowed by snow

Snowblowers were brought in to clear a soccer field on Wellington Street in Corner Brook this weekend, in anticipation of the start of spring training. 0:26

Over on the west coast, soccer enthusiasts didn't let snow slow the start of spring training. Snowblowers were brought in over the weekend to clear a soccer field on Wellington Street in Corner Brook

Meanwhile, Monday morning snow had plenty of people questioning what exactly spring means in Newfoundland and Labrador.