Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec are not through with this winter storm just yet. Environment Canada has issued a FREEZING RAIN WARNING for communities spanning from Lake Huron in the west to beyond the Quebec border in the east. Road conditions could be dangerous this afternoon and evening. Drive very carefully if you have to travel this evening or stay off the roads if travelling isn’t necessary.
From Environment Canada…
5 to 20 millimetres of freezing rain is quite possible tonight, with significant ice buildup on exposed structures becoming an issue to deal with.
Snow, associated with a major winter storm, may become heavy at times and mixed with ice pellets before changing over to freezing rain by this evening. Latest indications suggest the freezing rain may slowly change over to rain overnight as temperatures edge above the zero degree mark.
Travel is not recommended. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots will become icy, slippery and extremely hazardous. Poor weather conditions are likely to contribute to long-lasting transportation delays. Beware of branches or electrical wires that could break under the weight of ice. Extended and widespread utility outages are possible.
Freezing rain warnings are issued when rain falling in sub-zero temperatures creates ice build-up and icy surfaces.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet reports to #ONStorm.