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Freezing rain in the region leads to icy roads and power outages

London and surrounding areas welcomed December with freezing rain that has knocked out power and left icy roads in several areas. 

Environment Canada warns of risk of freezing drizzle Sunday afternoon.

In London, freezing rain is expected to end early Sunday afternoon, but Environment Canada warns of a risk of freezing drizzle for the rest of the afternoon. (James Morrison-Collalto/CBC )

London and surrounding areas welcomed December with freezing rain that has knocked out power and left icy roads in several areas. 

Environment Canada has issued a freezing rain warning for London, Parkhill and Eastern Middlesex County. 

In London, freezing rain is expected to end early Sunday afternoon, but Environment Canada warns of a risk of freezing drizzle for the rest of the afternoon.

As of 11 a.m. on Sunday, London Hydro was reporting that less than 50 customers were without power in the city's southeast, while Hydro One was reporting that more than 14,000 customers were affected by outages in regions southeast of London.

At the London International Airport, weather conditions have delayed and cancelled several flights.

Ontario Provincial Police have had a busy morning attending collisions in the region, including several on Highway 401. Huron County OPP have even issued an advisory asking motorists to avoid the roads if possible due to poor driving conditions. 

As of early this morning, City of London salt trucks were out on main roads.