Freezing rain warning issued for Ottawa

Ivan Schwartz
February 12, 2018

Halton and much of southern Ontario is in for a blast of freezing rain starting tomorrow morning (Sunday).

A blanket of freezing rain is expected to hit SD&G Sunday afternoon and continue into Sunday night.

Although the freezing rain will likely persist for several hours, ice accumulations are expected to be limited to a few millimetres.

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Nonetheless, Environment Canada's statement warns of icy conditions outdoors throughout the day, and advises drivers to slow down when on the road in slippery conditions. Those surfaces will extremely slippery under these conditions and in terms of snow, it could be between 2 and 4 centimetres by the end of the afternoon.

Freezing rain warnings are issued when rain failing in sub-zero temperature creates ice buildup and icy surfaces. "The freezing rain will then affect Quebec City in the evening and reach Chaleur Bay area overnight tonight", the agency says.

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