Commuters should leave extra time to get to their destinations Tuesday morning as freezing rain hits the region.
Freezing rain is expected to begin Tuesday morning and last for several hours before changing to rain in the afternoon.
“There is a chance of snow mixed with freezing rain overnight before the freezing rain starts,” says the weather agency.
Flying out of Toronto Pearson tomorrow? Freezing rain is in the forecast. Please check your flight status before travelling to the airport.— Toronto Pearson (@TorontoPearson) February 6, 2017
Environment Canada warns drivers should expect hazardous winter travelling conditions as surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery.
The poor weather conditions may contribute to transportation delays, or in some cases, possible road closures.
Utility outages are also possible due to ice build-up that may cause tree branches to break.
Freezing rain warnings are issued by Environment Canada when rain falling in sub-zero temperatures creates ice build-up and icy surfaces.
Transportation will be applying salt brine to hills and bridges beginning at 8pm this evening in advance of freezing rain Tuesday am.— TO Winter Operations (@TO_WinterOps) February 6, 2017