Freezing rain warning for the GTA on December 30: Environment Canada

Dec 30 2019, 6:07 am

For the second day in a row, a freezing rain warning is active in some parts of the GTA.

Whether this morning calls for your return to the office, or further holiday visits with family and friends, take note of the hazardous weather conditions blowing through the area.

Environment Canada has issued a freezing rain warning for Newmarket, Georgina, Northern York Region, Uxbridge, Beaverton, and Northern Durham Region.

Significant ice build-up due to freezing rain is expected or is already occurring, with the ice storm reportedly ending late this morning.

Freezing rain will transition to rain or drizzle by late morning, according to Environment Canada.

Ice accretion or build-up of up to 20 mm is possible. This, combined with expected strong wind gusts of 40 to 60 km/h, means that extended and widespread power outages are possible.

Hazardous travel conditions have been reported on roads and highways in the area.

Travel is not recommended, and road closures are likely.