Freezing Rain Warning For The Stratford Area

Posted February 12, 2018

Snow will mix with ice pellets and accumulate 2 to 5 centimetres Sunday morning before changing to freezing rain.

Environment Canada has issued a freezing rain warning for Ottawa and much of the region. The freezing rain is expected to change to flurries early this afternoon over southwestern Ontario to the Golden Horseshoe later Sunday afternoon or early evening.

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The messy weather won't end with today's snowfall either, as Environment Canada is predicting another two to four centrimetres of snow for Toronto on Sunday before a milder air mass moves in on Sunday night.

All residents are urged to be cautious when outdoors, as surfaces such as roads, walkways and parking lots will become icy and slippery.

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Significant winter weather this kicked off on Friday after a slow commute during the afternoon rush hour, which the OPP say led to 250 collisions on roads and highways around the GTA. "The freezing rain will then affect Quebec City in the evening and reach Chaleur Bay area overnight tonight", the agency says.

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