Freezing rain warning for Niagara

Freezing rain warning for Niagara

Freezing rain warning for Niagara

"Periods of ice pellets or freezing rain are expected to move into Southwestern Ontario this morning and advance eastward to reach the Golden Horseshoe later this morning", Environment Canada said in its freezing rain warning Sunday.

According to the weather agency, the snow will begin falling later this morning or early this afternoon and will persist into the evening. Between two and five millimetres of freezing rain are expected.

Environment Canada has lifted a special weather statement for Waterloo Region, however a freezing rain warning is in effect.

Parts of Quebec, including Montreal, are in for several hours of freezing rain, making travel hard and unsafe.

A spokesperson for the city's road operations division told CBC Toronto that 300 snow plows, 600 roadside plows and 200 salt trucks can be deployed to clean up the streets after the snow and freezing rain.

"Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery".

The sun will be back by Monday in Montreal, with a high of -5 C, as well as Tuesday with -7 C.

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