Environment Canada issues freezing rain warning for Ottawa

By Anil Jhalli

Snow and freezing rain are in the forecast for Ottawa over the next few days.

Environment Canada has now issued a freezing rain warning for Canada’s capital.

The weather agency freezing rain is expected to start at some point this evening in Ottawa.

Environment Canada said Ottawa is expected to see ice build up of two to four millimetres.

The weather agency had previously issued a winter weather travel advisory for the nation’s capital as Ottawa is expected to see roughly five to 10 centimetres of snow starting Tuesday afternoon which will turn to rain.

“Snow may be mixed with freezing rain and ice pellets Tuesday afternoon and evening,” said the weather agency in its statement. “Snow will begin to switch to rain later in the evening and into the overnight hours. Snowfall accumulations may be limited in some areas due to warm surface temperatures.”

Environment Canada is advising people to expect some delays on the roads.

“Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions,” said Environment Canada. “Take extra care when walking or driving in affected areas. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop.”

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