Freezing Rain Warning – Utility Outages Possible

4:49 AM EST Tuesday 17 January 2017

Freezing rain warning in effect for:

Goderich – Bluewater – Southern Huron County

Listowel – Milverton – Northern Perth County

Stratford – Mitchell – Southern Perth County

Wingham – Blyth – Northern Huron County

Ice build-up due to freezing rain is expected or occurring.

Freezing rain will change to rain this morning for parts of Southwestern Ontario and this afternoon for the Golden Horseshoe. Freezing rain accretion of 2 to 5 mm is possible on untreated surfaces. Higher amounts are possible in the Dundalk Highlands, where freezing rain is expected to persist into this evening.

Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots will become icy, slippery and hazardous. Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas. Beware of branches or electrical wires that could break under the weight of ice. Utility outages may occur.

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