Environment Canada Issues Freezing Rain Warning For Ontario And Quebec As Ice Storm Approaches

It’s going to be another wet Monday morning for southern Ontario and Quebec, as freezing rain warnings are issued for both regions.

According Environment Canada, a weather system referred to as a ‘Colorado low’ will make its way up and across the lower Great Lakes on Monday. As a result, a ‘significant freezing rain event is likely’ with several millimetres of precipitation expected to accumulate.

The freezing rain should only last in the morning and afternoon for southern Ontario, before turning into moderate rainfall later in the night. Ottawa and Montreal, however, may see the freezing rain continue into Tuesday.

Drivers and commuters are urged to limit their travel and avoid any non-essential trips if possible. Roads and highways, especially those in highly-populated areas, will be much more dangerous to drive on due to slippery conditions.

The Colorado low is also forecasted to bring heavy snowfall to northeastern Ontario, with as much as 20 centimetres expected to accumulate in the hardest hit areas.

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