'Freezing rain will likely persist for several hours': Environment Canada

Feb 12, 2018, 01:18
'Freezing rain will likely persist for several hours': Environment Canada

A combination of rain, freezing rain and snow could make for slippery surfaces and traffic disruptions in southwest and central Quebec starting Sunday afternoon and continuing into the evening.

Roughly 2-5 centimeters (0.8-2.0 inches) accumulation is expected before the weather switches over to freezing rain in the afternoon. "Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions".

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A significant snow event is in effect for the City of Cambridge beginning at 6 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 11 until 6 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 12.

Freezing rain warnings are issued when rain failing in sub-zero temperature creates ice buildup and icy surfaces.

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Roads, highways, sidewalks and parking lots will be slippery with ice build-up expected in many areas.

The freezing rain will also hit the Montérégie region by midday Sunday before making its way to the Outaouais and Mauricie regions by the evening. "Poor weather conditions may contribute to transportation delays".

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