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WWCN11 CWTO 160021  
FREEZING RAIN WARNING  
FOR SOUTHERN ONTARIO  
UPDATED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA  
AT 8:21 P.M. EDT SUNDAY 15 APRIL 2018.  
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FREEZING RAIN WARNING FOR:  
OXFORD - BRANT.  
 
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==DISCUSSION==  
 
SIGNIFICANT ICE STORM WITH POWER OUTAGES CONTINUES THIS EVENING.  
 
THE FREEZING RAIN IS SLOW TO CHANGE TO RAIN ACROSS PORTIONS OF  
SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO AS TEMPERATURES HOVER NEAR THE FREEZING MARK.  
IT IS EXPECTED TO CHANGE TO RAIN AS TEMPERATURES RISE ABOVE THE  
FREEZING MARK LATER THIS EVENING.  
 
THERE HAVE BEEN REPORTS OF 15 MM OF ICE BUILDUP IN PARTS OF THIS  
AREA. STRONG WINDS GUSTING TO 70 KM/H IN COMBINATION WITH THE ICE  
ACCUMULATION IS RESULTING IN SIGNIFICANT POWER OUTAGES DUE TO FALLEN  
TREES LIMBS AND POWER LINES.  
 
DANGEROUS WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED ON UNTREATED ROADS,  
WORSENED BY FALLEN TREE LIMBS.  
 
TRAVEL IS NOT RECOMMENDED. SURFACES SUCH AS HIGHWAYS, ROADS,  
WALKWAYS AND PARKING LOTS WILL BECOME ICY, SLIPPERY AND EXTREMELY  
HAZARDOUS. PUBLIC SAFETY CANADA ENCOURAGES EVERYONE TO MAKE AN  
EMERGENCY PLAN AND GET AN EMERGENCY KIT WITH DRINKING WATER, FOOD,  
MEDICINE, A FIRST-AID KIT AND A FLASHLIGHT.  
 
PLEASE CONTINUE TO MONITOR ALERTS AND FORECASTS ISSUED BY  
ENVIRONMENT CANADA. TO REPORT SEVERE WEATHER, SEND AN EMAIL TO  
ONSTORM(AT)CANADA.CA OR TWEET REPORTS USING (HASH)ONSTORM.  
 
HTTP://WEATHER.GC.CA  
 
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