North Bay – Powassan – Mattawa
11:33 AM EST Friday 25 December 2009
Freezing rain warning for
North Bay – Powassan – Mattawa continued
..Freezing rain spreading into these regions from the south..
This is a warning that an extended period of freezing rain is imminent or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..Listen for updated statements.
The much-advertised Texas storm will bring a wintry mix of freezing rain along with some snow and rain to the warned areas. There is potential for an extended period of freezing rain especially for regions north of Lake Huron where 2 to 5 millimetres or more of ice may accumulate on untreated surfaces.
Travellers are advised to take extreme caution and allow for extra time to reach their destinations. Environment Canada will continue to monitor this developing situation closely. The freezing rain warning may be extended to other areas as needed later on.
The winter storm watch has ended for Northwestern Ontario as snowfall amounts are no longer expected to exceed the Environment Canada warinng criteria of 15 centimetres per 12 hours.