Environment Canada issues freezing rain warning for Montreal

Jan 22 2019, 8:49 pm

So much for the good weather news.

Environment Canada has issued a freezing rain warning for Montreal. Coupled with the city’s recent burst of snow, freezing rain could make for a nasty environment on the streets and the roads.

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Two to four millimetres of freezing participation are expected over most regions where a warning has been issued, according to the weather website. Ice accretion will reach five to ten millimetres over the Laurentians foothills as well.

The warning was posted on Tuesday afternoon and is in effect for the following areas:

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

“Persons in or near this area should be on the lookout for adverse weather conditions and take necessary safety precautions,” reads Environment Canada’s warning.

The Weather Network

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

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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