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Freezing rain warning ends

The freezing rain warning has ended for Greater Sudbury, according to Environment Canada. Periods of rain changing to periods of drizzle are expected early this afternoon, with fog patches expected to dissipate near noon.
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Pedestrians and motorists alike had to remain wary of the icy conditions today. Freezing rain blanketed the city in a thin sheet of ice, but the freezing rain warning has ended, according to Environment Canada. Photo by Marg Seregelyi.
The freezing rain warning has ended for Greater Sudbury, according to Environment Canada.

Periods of rain changing to periods of drizzle are expected early this afternoon, with fog patches expected to dissipate near noon.

Motorists are urged to use extreme caution on area roads, said Greater Sudbury Police Service. An accumulation of ice due to freezing rain yesterday and early this morning has caused slippery conditions throughout the region.

Most side streets remain ice-covered while main roads are wet and slushy. Commuters should give themselves extra time to get to their destinations in the morning.

As of 10 a.m., police had dealt with two separate collisions, one on Skead Road and one in a parking lot. Const. Meghan O'Malley said it is difficult at this point for police to determine if those collisions were weather related, but said two collisions is normal for an average day in Sudbury, let alone one with a freezing rain warning in effect.

Meanwhile, Environment Canada has forecast a high of 3 C today with temperatures falling back to zero this afternoon.

The drizzle is expected to end by this evening with fog patches developing.

For Dec. 18, the weather is expected to be mainly cloudy with fog patches dissipating in the morning.


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