Freezing rain warning issued for Niagara

CKTB - NEWS - Freezing Rain

Freezing rain and ice pellets are expected to hit Niagara this morning.

Officials with Environment Canada have issued a freezing rain warning as a low pressure system approaches the region.

Several millimetres of ice or a few centimetres of ice pellets are possible and the winds are expected to kick up to around 70 km/hr.

The conditions could make roads slick and hazardous, and some of the hardest hit areas may experience power outages as the ice builds up.

Officials say the precipitation is expected to taper off to freezing drizzle or flurries by this afternoon.

  • 5PM

    Chris Bittle, Member of Parliament St. Catharines on the Throne Speech. The Late Roundtable with Chris Richard and Melinda Cheevers.

  • 4PM

    Niagara West MP Dean Allison on the Throne Speech. The Standard Reporter Grant LaFleche on the Ombudsman Report Hiring Scandal, Councillors are behind closed doors to get legal advice about their options about the report. Niagara region taxes to climb 6%.

  • 2PM

    Cellphone-related face injuries have spiked, right, Abby Green? Peloton says you 'misinterpreted' its much-maligned holiday ad. Never give the gift of fitness and other bad presents. Nancy Pelosi offers an outline for impeachment, audio. George Zimmerman sues Trayvon Martin's family.