01/07/2014 13:01 EST | Updated 03/09/2014 05:59 EDT

St. John's floods as rain falls and temperatures soar

St. John's and surrounding areas are dealing with flooding today, following heavy rain and temperatures as high as 9 C. 

"Once this freezes over, it's going to be treacherous," said CBC reporter Todd O'Brien as he surveyed water-filled roads in St. John's. 

Temperatures are expected to plunge below freezing on Tuesday evening.  

Tuesday's rain comes after days of frigid temperatures and heavy snowfalls, which plugged many drainage areas that would normally accommodate excess water.