Freezing rain warning in effect for Kawarthas region starting Wednesday afternoon

Ice build-up of 2-5 mm possible before freezing rain changes to rain in the evening

Freezing rain on car

Environment Canada has issued a freezing rain warning for the entire greater Kawarthas region for Wednesday afternoon and evening (January 24).

The freezing rain warning is in effect for Peterborough County, the City of Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland County, Haliburton County, and Hastings Highlands.

Patchy freezing drizzle will affect the area throughout Wednesday morning before a more significant area of freezing rain arrives in the afternoon.

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The freezing rain may persist for several hours, with ice build-up of 2 to 5 mm, before changing to rain Wednesday evening.

For areas closer to Lake Ontario, freezing rain may not be as prolonged as temperatures may rise above the freezing mark sooner.

Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. Slow down driving in slippery conditions. Watch for taillights ahead and maintain a safe following distance. Ice build-up may cause tree branches to break.