Freezing rain warning for central, northern N.B.

Environment Canada has issued a freezing rain warning for much of central and northern New Brunswick.

The national weather agency says flurries will begin late Tuesday morning and become mixed with ice pellets early in the evening.

Meteorologists say the precipitation is expected to change to freezing rain late Tuesday evening.

"The freezing rain is expected to persist for several hours overnight then change to rain by Wednesday morning," the agency said.

Forecasters say surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery.

Areas in New Brunswick under the freezing rain warning include:

  • Acadian Peninsula;
  • Bathurst and Chaleur Region;
  • Campbellton and Restigouche County;
  • Edmundston and Madawaska County;
  • Grand Falls and Victoria County;
  • Miramichi and area;
  • Mount Carleton - Renous Highway;
  • Stanley - Doaktown - Blackville Area; and
  • Woodstock and Carleton County.

A short period of freezing rain is also expected in southern New Brunswick.