Environment Canada issues freezing rain warning for Edmonton

Jan 29 2020, 4:45 pm

Roads and sidewalks are expected to be extra slippery today, as a freezing rain warning has been issued for Edmonton and other parts of Alberta.

According to Environment Canada, a band of freezing rain is situated from east of Slave Lake to Leduc and is pushing eastwards at 45 km/h.

This band is expanding southwards as it moves east of Edmonton, and the warning is in place for the City of Edmonton, St. Albert, and Sherwood Park.

Individuals who are walking or driving should be mindful of the freezing rain, with Environment Canada warning that surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways, and parking lots may become icy and slippery.

“Take extra care when walking or driving in affected areas,” says the warning.

Freezing rain warnings are issued when rain falling in sub-zero temperatures creates ice build-up and icy surfaces.