Beginning at 7 a.m. on January 5, Environment Canada issued a freezing rain warning for Eastern Ontario. The rain from the day before has tapered off to a drizzle, which will persist throughout the morning, and lowering temperatures are freezing it as it comes down. Roads will be icy until temperatures rise in the afternoon, and power may be knocked out in select areas.
Several power outages have been reported in Alfred-Plantagenet township and in the Curran/Westminster/Saint Isidore area, affecting between 1,600 and 1,800 customers. Hydro One expects the issues to be resolved around noon today, although complications may push this back.
Temperatures are expected to drop again tomorrow with 3cm of snow accumulation.