Ready for spring? Think again. Freezing rain is in the forecast
More than 1,200 accidents reported in Ontario due to this storm
Environment Canada is warning P.E.I. will see an extended period of freezing rain on Tuesday.
FREEZING RAIN WARNING is in effect for all three counties with the potential for icy roads tomorrow morning. If you have school age kids I'd be up a bit earlier tomorrow to check our <a href="https://twitter.com/CBCPEI?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@CBCPEI</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/StormCentre?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#StormCentre</a> page. <a href="https://t.co/uHDUKNZ6on">pic.twitter.com/uHDUKNZ6on</a>—@JayScotland
This is the same storm system that wreaked havoc in Ontario over the weekend.
Police in Ontario have reported more than 1,200 traffic accidents and have asked people to cancel non-essential travel.
On P.E.I., the freezing rain will start about 3 a.m., and is not expected to switch over to rain until about noon.
That will be enough for there to be significant buildup of ice on roads and sidewalks. Environment Canada says Islanders should be prepared to adjust to the poor weather conditions when travelling.
Potential freezing rain amounts look to stay below the 10 mm mark for ice accretion on P.E.I. but it doesn't take much to make roads and sidewalks slippery. Freezing rain switches over to rain by early afternoon but winds will become VERY gusty which may result in local outages. <a href="https://t.co/bAyEbSnRrc">pic.twitter.com/bAyEbSnRrc</a>—@JayScotland