Environment Canada has upgraded the Special Weather Statement regarding the likelihood of Freezing Rain on Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 for much of Southern Ontario including the Brantford/ Brant County region to a Freezing Rain Warning.
The statement reads as follows;
Freezing rain today.
An area of freezing rain is moving over Southwestern Ontario early this morning. The freezing rain could persist for much of the day before changing to freezing drizzle this evening.
Freezing drizzle is expected to continue tonight and into Thursday morning.
The morning and evening commutes will likely be affected due to the potential for untreated surfaces to become icy.
Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Ice build-up may cause tree branches to break. Utility outages may occur.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.
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In these icy conditions Wednesday morning, please, exercise extreme caution if headed outside and avoid any unnecessary travel.
Image and Information from Environment Canada.