Posted on: February 16th, 2023. By: Joseph Quigley, newmarkettoday.ca, Original Article.
Freezing rain warning in effect for:
- Pickering – Oshawa – Southern Durham Region
- Vaughan – Richmond Hill – Markham
Freezing rain expected tonight.
Freezing rain with ice accretion of up to a few millimetres possible.
A wintry mix of precipitation is expected beginning this evening. Precipitation may begin as rain or ice pellets in some areas before transitioning to freezing rain and ice pellets. Ice accretion may be limited during the onset as ground temperatures may be above zero. Freezing rain conditions may last through the evening and overnight hours in some areas before changing to freezing drizzle or light snow by early Friday morning.
Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. Take extra care when walking or driving in affected areas. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions.
Freezing rain warnings are issued when rain falling in sub-zero temperatures creates ice build-up and icy surfaces.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email or tweet reports using #ONStorm.
Cold weather alert
York Region has also issued a cold weather alert for Feb. 16 and it is anticipated to continue until Saturday morning.
The Ray Twinney Recreation Complex and Magna Centre in Newmarket will be open as warming centres during regular hours, 5:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Anyone experiencing homelessness in York Region looking for shelter can contact the transitional shelter intake line at 1-877-464-9675 ext. 7614 or email AccessYork@york.ca
Families with children seeking shelter during cold weather alerts should contact Leeder Place Family Shelter by calling Blue Door at 1-888-554-5525.