Stratford News Winter blast hits Stratford in April SHARE ON: Casey Kenny, staff Sunday, Apr. 15th, 2018 Special Weather Statement issued for the area. Photo supplied by www.geocat.bv. It was an April weekend full of wicked winter weather we wont soon forget. The storm that swept over most of Ontario, including Stratford, over the weekend brought gusting winds, ice pellets, freezing rain and made getting around town hazardous. Freezing rain warnings and rain warnings from Environment Canada were in effect for most of the weekend. There were plenty of roads closed in Perth County caused by falling trees brought on by the weather and there were scattered power outages that kept Festival Hydro crews busy. There were also plenty of accidents, with Ontario Provincial Police saying they were called to around 700 on Saturday across the province and then around 750 Sunday. Environment Canada says the rain should end around noon Monday but we could see between two to four centimetres of snow overnight Monday.