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Freezing rain warning issued for Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent
Ice drips from trees in Windsor, Ont., on Feb. 6, 2019. (Courtesy Danielle Marie)
Add freezing rain to the list of weather to watch out for in Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent.
Environment Canada has issued a freezing rain warning for the region.
Precipitation will begin as snow Monday evening. Snow will change briefly to ice pellets, with two to four centimetres of accumulation, before changing to freezing rain overnight.
City of Windsor crews will be out pre-salting E.C. Row Expressway and the city’s main routes ahead of the snow and freezing rain.
Freezing rain amounts could be significant with amounts of 5 to 15 mm possible. The freezing rain should transition to straight rain by noon on Tuesday.
This freezing rain is associated with a Colorado low that will cross Southern Ontario Tuesday and Wednesday.
Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots will become icy, slippery and hazardous. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions.
Ice build-up may cause tree branches to break. Beware of branches or electrical wires that could break under the weight of ice. Utility outages may occur.