Environment Canada issues 'freezing drizzle' advisory for Montreal

Feb 6 2019, 9:16 pm

Environment Canada has kept another wild week of weather in Montreal going this morning as it has released a freezing drizzle advisory for the city.

On the heels of yesterday’s flash freeze warning, “freezing drizzle is expected to begin this evening and persist for much of Thursday,” according to the weather website.

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Freezing drizzle advisories are issued when rain falls during sub-zero temperatures that is expected to freeze on contact and create icy surfaces over time.

Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery.

The alert was issued early Wednesday morning and is in effect for the following areas:

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

Showers and above-zero temperatures of 3ºC will take over the city on Friday, according to Environment Canada, before Saturday night’s -15ºC could cause for even more freezing.


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Environment Canada urges citizens to closely monitor weather alerts and to remain diligent when travelling outside.

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