Environment Canada: Freezing rain expected to last for several hours today

Feb 7 2017, 1:33 pm

Yesterday,  Environment Canada issued a special weather statement for the City of Toronto warning of “a period of freezing rain” for today.

And now they’re doubling down on it.

Earlier this morning, they released another Alert for the City, issuing a freezing rain warning for Toronto with expectations of the soon-to-be ice beginning to fall around noon and to last for “several hours.”

Below 0°C temperatures on Wednesday only serve to increase the likelihood of icy road conditions lasting for more than 24 hours.

You can read Environment Canada’s full warning here:

An extended period of freezing rain today.

Freezing rain is expected to begin this morning and last for several hours before changing to rain late this afternoon or early this evening.

Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. Poor weather conditions may contribute to transportation delays. Road closures are possible. Ice build-up may cause tree branches to break. Utility outages may occur.

Freezing rain warnings are issued when rain falling in sub-zero temperatures creates ice build-up and icy surfaces.

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