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Environment Canada: Freezing rain will begin this evening

Alerts for: City of Edmonton – St. Albert – Sherwood Park

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?ab33#2202464481447444208201502180501

Warnings

3:02 PM MST Wednesday 18 February 2015
Freezing rain warning in effect for:

  • City of Edmonton – St. Albert – Sherwood Park

Freezing rain is expected or occurring.

A band of freezing rain is expected to develop this evening over central Alberta and move toward the southeast. The freezing rain will begin this evening from Slave Lake to Edmonton, lasting a few hours before moving away toward the Saskatchewan border. The freezing rain will linger near the Saskatchewan border until mid-morning Thursday.

Temperatures will warm to above freezing Thursday afternoon, so the accumulated ice is expected to melt at that time.

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. Road closures are possible.

Freezing Rain Warnings are issued when rain falling in sub-zero temperatures creates ice build-up and icy surfaces.

Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Please continue to monitor your local media or Weatheradio for further updates. If you would like to report severe weather, you can call 1-800-239-0484 or send an email to storm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #ABStorm.

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