Freezing rain warning in effect for:
- Guelph - Erin - Southern Wellington County
- Kitchener - Cambridge - Region of Waterloo
- Mount Forest - Arthur - Northern Wellington County
Significant ice storm expected this weekend. Power outages likely.
Following yesterday's initial round of ice pellets and freezing rain, the more significant freezing rain event is expected today. It will likely begin as ice pellets once again but change to freezing rain near noon and persist until it changes to rain late this afternoon or early evening.
The additional ice buildup won't be as severe as earlier expected - perhaps 10 to at most 15 mm. However, strong winds gusting to 70 to locally 80 km/h in combination with the ice accumulation will likely still result in many 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. 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@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.