Environment Canada issues freezing rain warning for City of Toronto

Jan 17 2017, 4:30 am

Environment Canada has issued a freezing rain warning in effect for the City of Toronto.

While your commute home today should be as eventful as it normally is on a Monday, freezing rain over night tonight could serve to make Tuesday morning a dangerous one in the GTA. Not only that, put possible power outages are also in play according to the statement.

Rain is expected to take over from freezing rain sometime tomorrow morning making for a few hours of extra slippery roads. This is what The Weather Network is predicting for tomorrow morning:

Toronto freezing rain

The Weather Network

You can read Environment Canada’s full statement below. And remember to plan for extra time tomorrow getting to work.

Ice build-up due to freezing rain is expected or occurring.

Freezing rain will begin this evening in Southwestern Ontario, reaching Toronto overnight and continue to spread eastward Tuesday morning.

Freezing rain will change to rain on Tuesday morning in portions of Southwestern Ontario and Tuesday afternoon for areas near Western Lake Ontario. Freezing rain accretion of 2 to 5 mm is possible on untreated surfaces. Higher amounts are possible in the Dundalk Highlands, where freezing rain is expected to persist into Tuesday evening.

For regions east towards Peterborough, freezing rain could last into Tuesday night.

Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots will become icy, slippery and hazardous. Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas. Beware of branches or electrical wires that could break under the weight of ice. Utility outages may occur.

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