WARNING: Freezing Rain, Ice Build-up


Freezing rain, ice build-up, headed our way. (File photo/Joe Barkovich)


POSTED: 3:16 PM EST Monday 16 January 2017
Freezing rain warning in effect for:

  • Niagara Falls – Southern Niagara Region
  • St. Catharines – Grimsby – Northern Niagara Region

Ice build-up due to freezing rain is expected or occurring.

Freezing rain will begin this evening in Southwestern Ontario, reaching Toronto overnight and continue to spread eastward Tuesday morning.

Freezing rain will change to rain on Tuesday morning in portions of Southwestern Ontario and Tuesday afternoon for areas near Western Lake Ontario. Freezing rain amounts are expected to be 5 to 10 mm. Higher amounts are possible in the Dundalk Highlands, where it is expected to persist into Tuesday evening.

For regions east towards Peterborough, freezing rain could last into Tuesday night.

Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots will become icy, slippery and hazardous. Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas. Beware of branches or electrical wires that could break under the weight of ice. Utility outages may occur.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.cpio-tempetes-ospc-storms.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports to #ONStorm.


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