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Heavy rainfall and freezing rain on the way for Windsor region

15 April, 2018, 00:51 | Author: Hannah Francis
  • A risk of freezing rain on Thursday afternoon could make for hazardous road conditions

Environment Canada says a freezing rain warning is now in effect for Mississauga, Brampton, Halton Hills, Milton, Oakville and Burlington. Accumulations of ice could be larger in the higher elevations, which would be crippling, and lead to many tree limbs and power lines coming down, especially into Wyoming County and the Bristol.

Roads may also become icy between Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning, and flooding is also possible in some areas later in the day on Sunday.

The agency says eastern Ontario can expect significant snow with ice pellets, with amounts of up to 15 or 20 centimetres likely by Saturday night.

Environment Canada is warning of possible power outages related to the freezing rain and the gusting winds from the northwest are expected to accompany the storm.

UPDATE (11:08 a.m. Thursday, April 12): A special weather statement continues for Bracebridge - Gravenhurst, Port Carling - Port Severn, Huntsville - Baysville and Town of Parry Sound - Rosseau - Killbear Park areas. "We've got problems all over the place".




Another round of appreciable rain and potential thunderstorms is likely again later on Sunday.

It says the wintry weather is expected to continue into Sunday, and will likely lead to unsafe driving conditions. Travellers are being warned to check their flights online before heading out.

Hydro One said it has crews ready to respond to outages 24/7, and additional resources are on standby this weekend. By early Saturday afternoon, about 8,000 people were without power.

The ice storm warning means total ice accumulations of a half inch of ice are expected, making traffic hard and causing downed tree limbs and power lines.

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