April Ice Storm Cancels Flights and Shuts Down Businesses

Kingston is still under a Freezing Rain warning and a Rainfall warning.

According to Environment Canada, the Freezing rain will gradually change to rain Monday morning, with 20 to 30 millimetresexpected to fall by the time it tapers off later today.

All school bus transportation was canceled before 6:00 a.m. Monday, and does effect students with the Limestone District School Board, the Alqonquin Lakeshore and Catholic District School Board, and the surrounding areas to the East and West.

As of 9:30 a.m., The West End Hub of the Boys and Girls Club at 1300 Bath Road was without power and closed to the public. 

You can check back throughout the day for more information or give their facility manager a call at (613) 541-9640.

The Market Street entrance to City Hall is closed until further notice due to falling snow and ice.

VON Meals on Wheels is canceled for Monday (11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) but the program is expected to resume on Tuesday.

The mix of snow, freezing rain, ice pellets, rain and powerful winds that battered the region over the weekend made driving treacherous, with provincial police reporting more than 1,450 non-fatal crashes over the two days.
     
The storm also played havoc with air traffic, with more than 600 flights canceled at Toronto's Pearson International Airport and here in Kingston all flights were grounded at Norman Rogers Airport.

Queen's University canceled all exams due to the weather and many businesses in the area, including the Cataraqui Centre shut down on Sunday.