Environment Canada issues freezing rain warning for Montreal

Dec 27 2018, 2:07 pm

Environment Canada has issued a freezing rain warning for Montreal with “1 to 3 millimetres of freezing precipitation in the forecast.”

A low pressure system will reach Western Quebec as of Thursday evening, according to the weather website. Precipitation will begin as snow before changing to freezing rain early Friday morning over Western Quebec or later in the day over Central Quebec.

The freezing rain will change to rain as temperatures rise above the freezing mark.

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The Weather Network

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

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

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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