Freezing Rain Leads to Warning, Cancellations in Kingston and Surrounding Areas

A storm bringing freezing rain to Kingston and surrounding areas has prompted a warning from Environment Canada, and lead to several cancellations.

Freezing rain mixed with ice pellets started to fall late Tuesday morning. A Freezing Rain Warning from Environment Canada suggests that the freezing rain will continue through this afternoon before changing to freezing drizzle late this evening. The freezing drizzle is expected to continue overnight and into Thursday morning.

In response, the Limestone District School Board has announced it is having an early dismissal today.

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A post on the Alqonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board read similarly: "February 6: All ALCDSB schools remain open. Due to deteriorating weather, schools will be calling parents/guardians to come pick up their children as it is safe to do so. Staff will remain on site until all students are safely picked up from school."

St. Lawrence College cancelled all evening classes and activities after 4:00 pm as well.

Queen's University is cancelling evening classes as well. A statement from the University reads: "Due to inclement weather, classes on the Queen’s main & west campus are cancelled as of 3:00 pm. For questions on discipline-specific training (clinical, practicum, etc.) please contact your faculty or school. For other programs and events, check with the organizers. Travel safely."

Other cancellations include:

-All branches of the Kingston Frontenac Public Library are closed as of 2:00 pm

-Boys and Girls Club of Kingston has cancelled all after school programs