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WWCN11 CWTO 160358  
FREEZING RAIN WARNING  
FOR SOUTHERN ONTARIO  
UPDATED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA  
AT 11:58 P.M. EDT SUNDAY 15 APRIL 2018.  
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FREEZING RAIN WARNING FOR:  
HURON - PERTH  
WATERLOO - WELLINGTON  
ORANGEVILLE - GRAND VALLEY - SOUTHERN DUFFERIN COUNTY.  
 
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==DISCUSSION==  
 
SIGNIFICANT FREEZING RAIN GRADUALLY CHANGING TO RAIN. POWER OUTAGES  
LIKELY TO CONTINUE INTO THE OVERNIGHT HOURS.  
 
MOST OF THE FREEZING RAIN ACROSS THE AREA IS TRANSITIONING TO RAIN  
AS TEMPERATURES NUDGE SLIGHTLY ABOVE THE FREEZING MARK. IT SHOULD  
CHANGE TO RAIN ACROSS THE ENTIRE AREA OVERNIGHT AS TEMPERATURES RISE  
TO NEAR PLUS 3.  
 
AN ICE BUILDUP OF 5 TO 10 MM HAS BEEN REPORTED IN PARTS OF THE AREA.  
AND A REPORT OF 15 MM ICE ACCUMULATION IN SOUTHERN WELLINGTON  
COUNTY. STRONG WINDS GUSTING TO 70 80 KM/H IN COMBINATION WITH THE  
ICE ACCUMULATION CONTINUES TO CREATE POWER OUTAGES DUE TO FALLEN  
TREES LIMBS AND POWER LINES. THE WIND WILL FINALLY EASE OVERNIGHT  
ASSISTING HYDRO CREWS TO RESTORE POWER MORE SAFELY.  
 
DANGEROUS WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED ON UNTREATED ROADS,  
WORSENED BY FALLEN TREE LIMBS.  
 
TRAVEL IS NOT RECOMMENDED. BEWARE OF BRANCHES OR ELECTRICAL WIRES  
THAT COULD BREAK UNDER THE WEIGHT OF ICE. STAY AWAY FROM FALLEN  
POWER LINES. 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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