Environment Canada warns of freezing rain for Tuesday night
Published Sunday, January 31, 2016 5:08PM EST
Last Updated Tuesday, February 2, 2016 11:22AM EST
Environment Canada says central Ontario can expect a few hours of freezing rain on Tuesday night.
The weather authority issued a freezing rain warning on Tuesday, as a winter storm over parts of the United States moves into The Great Lakes areas.
Meteorologists say this system will start with snow or ice pellets, before changing into periods of freezing rain and finally rain. Officials say the major threat is the potential of icing.
The warning has been issued for:
Environment Canada says people can expect roads and highways to become icy and slippery. The public is being asked to adjust their driving conditions accordingly.
The weather authority warns there could be utility outages.
A tree branch can be seen covered in ice, following freezing rain in Barrie, Ont. on Dec. 29, 2015. (Adam Ward/ CTV Barrie)
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