Environment Canada Issues Alert for ‘Major Ice Storm’ in Ontario

Latest reports have confirmed that a “major ice storm” is anticipated soon make it difficult to survive in areas all over southern and eastern Ontario this weekend as another winter storm visits the area second time in two days only. According to the Environment Canada warnings, a freezing rain threatens majority of the southern Ontario on Saturday morning, as it forecasted the storm to most likely will arrive this afternoon or evening from the U.S. and last into Sunday morning.

The agency calculated that the region, including Toronto, Hamilton and Kitchener-Waterloo, is anticipated to receive as much as 20 to 30 mm of ice accumulation, whereas majority of the province has already witnessed a mixture of snow, rain and other icy, inclement precipitation throughout Friday.  In the Environment Canada warning, it cautioned about the ice to make driving hazardous and warned about the possibility of “widespread” power outages due to downed trees and power lines.

Apart from that, the weather is expected to remain fairly normal on Saturday and Sunday over Sarnia to near Hamilton and eastwards across Lake Ontario, though it is still anticipated to recieve up to 20 mm of freezing rain, while others could get snow, ice pellets or rain. According to a meteorologist, Claire Martin, “the next few days are not looking good for travel.” Martin added that “it’s not like you can avoid certain highways and hope that they’ll be dry and fine,” instead “you’re into snow to the north of this system and rain to the south. So it’s going to be messy.”

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