Freezing rain overnight with mild weather this morning, and a promise of a deep freeze by this evening are leaving many Montrealers wondering how to dress as they leave their homes for the return to work and school.
By far the biggest challenge for motorists and pedestrians alike are the ice-covered roads and sidewalks and the massive pools of water that have accumulated on the streets and highways.
The most problematic area on the island is the Metropolitan Boulevard.
Water accumulation resulted in a several accidents and lane closures.
Air Canada has posted travel advisories on it's website this morning as a result of the freezing rain that has moved across Southern Ontario and Southern Quebec.
The same system is moving across the American mid-west and into the East Coast states where hundreds of flights have been cancelled and delayed.
There are numerous flight delays and cancellations at Trudeau Airport this morning, so if you're meeting a flight best check first before heading out.
Enviroment Canada has issued a Wind Warning for Montreal and the forecast calls for colder air very soon.
As of 6:30am 27,000 Hydro Quebec customers were without electricity including 8300 in the Mauricie, 4600 in the Laurentians, and 5300 in the Eastern Townships.