Environment Canada issues freezing rain warning for Montreal

Dec 31 2018, 1:37 pm

Montreal will sum up 2018 under a freezing rain warning, according to Environment Canada.

As per the statement, a low-pressure system is coming in from the American Midwest, and is expected to bring significant snowfall amounts over parts of Quebec.

Depending on how it moves through the province, Montreal could be seeing the system in the form of snow, along with freezing rain.

The Weather Network

The warning was posted early Monday morning and is in effect for the following areas:

  • Châteauguay – La Prairie area
  • Laval
  • Longueuil – Varennes area
  • Montreal Island area

A period of freezing rain is expected beginning this morning until late overnight or early Tuesday morning.

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

Environment Canada warns that “travel is not recommended.” Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots could become icy, slippery and extremely hazardous.

Environment Canada urges citizens to monitor weather alerts and updates and to be safe when travelling outside.

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