Published: Wed, February 06, 2019
Worldwide | By Stella Potter

Freezing rain expected to create unsafe conditions overnight

Freezing rain expected to create unsafe conditions overnight

An ice storm is expected to move through the Chicago area Tuesday evening, threatening to drop over a quarter-inch of ice and make travel almost impossible on untreated surfaces. "We could see build up on utility lines and tree branches breaking with the weight of the ice".

Environment Canada has issued both a freezing drizzle and freezing rain warning for Greater Sudbury and vicinity. Tonight remains mostly cloudy with high temperatures in the 20s.

Take extra caution if you're driving Wednesday morning on bridges, exit ramps and overpasses.

It could persist for much of the day before ending in the evening.

The map below shows where we believe the real icing issues are expected into Wednesday morning.

Leave yourself a LOT of extra time getting to work in the morning. While there does remain precipitation chances today through Thursday with the highest chance being tomorrow confidence is low on how widespread the impacts will be.

Periods of rain will continue on Thursday, as temperatures hit 5 C before tapering back down to below freezing daytime highs.

The Catfish Creek Conservation Authority (CCCA) says its warning is for low lying areas within the watershed, noting that creek levels are high and are expected to keep rising.

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