Hundreds of schools closed by freezing rain this morning

It's not the storm that had been predicted, but the freezing precipitation is expected to make Monday a tough one nonetheless.

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Environment Canada's freezing rain warning remains in effect for the Montreal and surrounding area.

"Between 10 and 20 millimetres of freezing precipitations are expected into this evening" the weather agency said. Just over two millimetres fell during the overnight Sunday into Monday.

While many of the Highways in and around Montreal have not seen terribly icy conditions, many side streets and sidewalks have a nice layer of ice. 

One of the toughest parts of your day could be the earlier morning walk from your front door to car.

To the west of Montreal residents in Vaudreuil were hit with more freezing rain than the city. Power was knocked out to nearly 4,000 Hydro-Quebec customers shortly before 3:00 A.M.

Whatever does end up hitting the Montreal region, let's all hope it's nothing like the storm that rolled through the Greater Toronto Area over the weekend.

The wintry storm brought a mix of rain, freezing rain and ice pellets causing tens of thousands power outages, flooding and what Ontario Provincial Police called an 'almost unprecedented' 1,400 collisions on Toronto-area roads.