Environment Canada issues freezing rain warning for Montreal

Dec 20 2018, 1:21 pm

Environment Canada has issued a freezing rain warning for Montreal with “10 to 20 millimetres of freezing precipitation in the forecast.”

The freezing rain warning comes after yesterday’s special weather statement and is slated to begin late this evening over Southwestern Quebec and will spread toward central regions in the early hours of tomorrow morning. Areas of Eastern Quebec will be affected on Friday morning.

The freezing downfall will eventually change to rain on Friday, which could cause significant rainfall amounts, according to the weather agency.

Areas just north of the St. Lawrence River are likely to be most affected by the precipitation.

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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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