Freezing rain warning in effect for Ottawa-Gatineau area

Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians, take note: Monday morning's commute could be a slippery one.

Slippery conditions could make Monday morning commute a slippery one

A pedestrian slips over an ice-covered sidewalk in Ottawa. Environment Canada has issued a freezing rain warning for Monday morning for Ottawa, Gatineau, and other parts of eastern Ontario. (Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press)

Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians, take note: Monday morning's commute could be a slippery one.

Environment Canada has issued freezing rain warnings for Ottawa, Gatineau and other regions around the Ontario-Quebec border.

The freezing rain in Ottawa should begin at around 8 a.m. and last for between one and three hours, according to the weather agency. 

The temperature will eventually warm up and the freezing rain will change to normal rain, Environment Canada said.

The afternoon commute should be much easier, at least. Any icy roads should melt by late Monday morning.