A major ice storm is underway across a broad swath of southern Ontario, extreme southern Quebec and the Fundy Shore. See how long the storm will last.
Freezing Rain WarningIssued at 9:37 PM EST Saturday 21 December 2013
Major ice storm forecast this evening into Sunday morning. A significant frontal boundary from near Windsor to near Hamilton eastwards across Lake Ontario continues to move southwards slowly this evening as a slightly colder northerly flow starts to establish itself. Although areas from Borden to Peterborough changed back to snow, freezing rain is expected again near midnight. Areas near Toronto and Hamilton have changed over to freezing this evening and will persist tonight into Sunday morning. A Texas low continues to track towards the Lower Great Lakes tonight and will generate substantial moisture over the area. As a result a major freezing rain storm is expected for portions of Southern and Eastern Ontario. Additional freezing rainfall amounts on the order of 20 to 30 mm are possible by Sunday morning. As a result, ice accumulation on trees and power lines could potentially create widespread power outages and downed trees or tree limbs. Ontario hydro has reported that nearly 30,000 people have been affected so far. Driving conditions on untreated roads could become very hazardous as well. Motorists and pedestrians should exercise caution and adjust travel plans accordingly.Details
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