Montreal is starting off the second week of April under a freezing rain warning.
Environment Canada has issued an alert for the city that calls for between 5 and 15 millimetres of ice accretion, with the highest amounts expected to hit the Outaouais region and areas north of the St. Lawrence River.
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“Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery,” reads the weather agency’s warning. “Poor weather conditions may contribute to transportation delays.”
The warning was posted in the early hours of Monday morning and is in effect for the following areas:
- Châteauguay – La Prairie area
- 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. 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.