Update: Freezing rain warning in effect for Kingston and area

Photo by Alvin Engler.

Environment Canada has issued a Freezing Rain Warning, which is currently in effect for the Kingston area as of 11:48 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019.

The Warning is in effect for the following areas and advises of freezing rain and ice pellets for the remainder of the day and into tomorrow:

  • Kingston – Odessa – Frontenac Islands
  • Napanee – Consecon
  • Picton – Sandbanks Park

“Freezing rain mixed with ice pellets continues over the area. Freezing rain is expected to persist through this afternoon before changing to freezing drizzle late this evening. The freezing drizzle is expected to continue overnight and into Thursday morning,” Environment Canada said.

“Hazardous travelling conditions are likely due to the potential for untreated surfaces to become icy.”

Environment Canada advises that surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery.

“Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions,” the Warning reads.

“Ice build-up may cause tree branches to break. Utility outages may occur.”

Please avoid travelling if at all possible, and be prepared in case of power outages.

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