Freezing rain expected to create risky conditions overnight

Charlene Craig
February 6, 2019

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Toronto and much of the GTA, warning of freezing rain Wednesday. The freezing rain from Highway 8 on north Monday will wind down by the early afternoon.

"It could be around 12 hours or possibly even more of freezing rain through the area", said Rozinskis.

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Sunny skies arrive Tuesday morning with a few afternoon clouds as high pressure moves into the region.

Snowfall with total amounts of 15 to 20 cm is expected.

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Tuesday night is expected to have heavy rainfall significant snow accumulation is possible above 6,000 feet. Untreated surfaces across the region will be icy and slippery, and driver are encouraged to drive according to those conditions. Freezing rain is the primary threat, which will make roads and sidewalks very slippery. Watch for taillights ahead and maintain a safe following distance.

The Catfish Creek Conservation Authority (CCCA) says its warning is for low lying areas within the watershed, noting that creek levels are high and are expected to keep rising.

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People continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. After an early high in the 40s, temperatures will be in the single digits or low 10s by Tuesday morning.

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