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Environment Canada Warning: Freezing Rain Alert In Effect For Montreal

So much for that beautiful Sunday weather...
Environment Canada Warning: Freezing Rain Alert In Effect For Montreal

If you haven't left your house yet today, consider yourself lucky. I was heartbroken when I walked out my door and the dream of Sunday's beautiful weather was shattered.

We're back to below zero temperatures and Environment Canada has issued a freezing raining warning for several areas around Montreal.

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TL;DR Environment Canada has put out a freezing rain alert today. The alert is in effect for regions surrounding the St Lawrence.

Environment Canada is warning people in several areas around Montreal to be aware of freezing rain that will likely impact driving conditions and could create some very slippery sidewalks today. 

They warn that "surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways, and parking lots" will likely become icy and therefore slippery, for both vehicles and pedestrians.

According toEnvironment Canada, the areas that will be affected include:

  • Montreal Island area
  • Longueuil
  • Varennes
  • Laval
  • Châteauguay
  • La Prairie

Environment Canada issues a freezing rain alert when precipitation is forecasted during sub-zero temperatures. The combination of rain and freezing temperatures allows for ice to build up, creating slippery conditions for drivers and pedestrians alike.

The areas around the St Lawrence can expect to see between 5 and 15 millimetres of ice accumulation. The areas that will be most affected are the Outaouais region and regions the north of the St Lawrence.

In addition to the freezing rain, we’ve got 20+ km winds blowing around today and the forecast of snow for tomorrow… so, ya. That beautiful Spring tease we had yesterday is likely gone until next weekend.

These conditions should have drivers slowing down - so expect your commute to take a little longer… but don’t be mad about it! Better to arrive late than not at all, y’all.


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