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WWCN11 CWTO 160339  
FREEZING RAIN WARNING  
FOR SOUTHERN ONTARIO  
UPDATED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA  
AT 11:39 P.M. EDT SUNDAY 15 APRIL 2018.  
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FREEZING RAIN WARNING FOR:  
CITY OF TORONTO  
BURLINGTON - OAKVILLE  
HALTON HILLS - MILTON  
MISSISSAUGA - BRAMPTON  
VAUGHAN - RICHMOND HILL - MARKHAM.  
 
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==DISCUSSION==  
 
FREEZING RAIN SLOWLY TRANSITIONING TO RAIN OVERNIGHT. LOCALIZED  
POWER OUTAGES EXPECTED TO CONTINUE.  
 
THE FREEZING RAIN HAS CHANGED TO RAIN IN PARTS OF THE GREATER  
TORONTO AREA, HOWEVER TEMPERATURES REMAIN VERY CLOSE TO THE FREEZING  
MARK. AND THE IMPACTS OF ICE BUILDUP AND STRONG WINDS CONTINUE. THUS  
THE FREEZING RAIN WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL AFTER MIDNIGHT. IT  
SHOULD CHANGE TO RAIN ACROSS THE ENTIRE AREA IN THE OVERNIGHT HOURS  
AS TEMPERATURES RISE TO PLUS 2.  
 
ICE ACCUMULATIONS COMBINED WITH STRONG EASTERLY WINDS RANGING FROM  
70 TO 90 KM/H WILL CONTINUE TO CREATE LOCALIZED POWER OUTAGES DUE TO  
FALLEN TREE LIMBS AND POWER LINES. WINDS SHOULD EASE SOMEWHAT A  
LITTLE LATER TONIGHT ALLOWING HYDRO CREWS TO MORE SAFELY RESTORE  
POWER.  
 
DANGEROUS WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED ON UNTREATED ROADS,  
WORSENED BY FALLEN TREE LIMBS.  
 
TAKE EXTRA CARE WHEN WALKING OR DRIVING IN AFFECTED AREAS. BEWARE OF  
BRANCHES OR ELECTRICAL WIRES THAT COULD BREAK UNDER THE WEIGHT OF  
ICE.  
 
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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