01/05/2015 06:22 EST | Updated 03/07/2015 05:59 EST

Toronto news look ahead: Monday, Jan. 5, 2015

Good morning Toronto.

The Christmas holidays are over and "real" winter has made its return to southern Ontario.

After a weekend of wet, slushy weather, temperatures took a steep dive overnight and are expected to stay very cold for much of the week. Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement, which you can read about here. 

Today's high will only get to about -9 C. Click here for Toronto's complete weather forecast. 

The combination of wet weather followed by freezing temperatures has made for dicey driving conditions in some areas.

CBC Toronto's overnight cameraman Tony Smyth reported slick roads overnight, particularly west of the city.

We've embedded a tweet in this story with Tony's photos of some of the collisions he saw last night.

​If you don't already, follow Tony Smyth on Twitter (@LateNightCam) to see what news he gathered overnight. 

In other news, Toronto police begin a promised parking blitz today. They plan to target illegally parked vehicles to ease traffic congestion in the downtown core. You can read about the blitz here. 

In sports, Canada's World Juniors will face Russia in tonight's gold medal game at the Air Canada Centre after beating Slovakia last night. 

The Maple Leafs, who played poorly in a 5-1 loss in Winnipeg on Saturday, return to action Wednesday night when they host the Washington capitals.