Freezing drizzle advisory in effect for Kingston and area

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Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the Kingston Area, and advises of poor travelling conditions due to freezing drizzle.

“Periods of freezing drizzle are expected to affect the region today. There is the potential for a brief period of freezing rain this evening before temperatures rise above zero and the precipitation changes to rain or drizzle,” Environment Canada said in the statement issued at 11:25 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019.

The statement is issued for the Kingston – Odessa – Frontenac Islands area, and warns that poor winter travelling conditions continue, particularly in areas with untreated surfaces, which may be icy and slippery.

“In the wake of this weather system, strong westerly winds with gusts in the 70 to 90 km/h range may be possible tonight into Friday,” the statement reads. “Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. Take extra care when walking or driving in affected areas.”

Additionally, Environment Canada has issued a freezing drizzle advisory for the Napanee – Consecon and Picton – Sandbanks Park areas. Those areas are also under a wind warning.

“Strong west winds with gusts to 90 km/h are expected to develop in the wake of a cold front sweeping through Southern Ontario early Friday morning. The winds will begin to weaken Friday night,” the warning reads. “Loose objects may be tossed by the wind and cause injury or damage. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions due to high winds.”

Please travel with caution in both driving and walking, and refrain from travel when possible.

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