WEST CARLETON – Expect a slippery commute to the city tomorrow (April 8) as Environment Canada expects freezing rain to pelt the area overnight and in the morning.
“A band of freezing rain will move in after midnight tonight and will likely persist over Eastern Ontario well into Monday morning,” Environment Canada released in a statement Sunday evening. “Ice accretion amounts near five millimetres are quite likely in many areas.”
Freezing rain may be more prolonged in the Ottawa Valley Monday, as temperatures there will have difficulty getting above the zero degree mark until Monday afternoon.
Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas. Ice build-up may cause tree branches to break.
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.