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Freezing rain warning lifted for Ottawa, Pembroke, Ont.

A freezing rain warning has ended for Ottawa, Pembroke, Ont., and other towns along the Quebec border.

Precipitation expected to turn to snow, as much as 15 centimetres in some areas

A pedestrian drags their luggage down a slushy Sparks Street in Ottawa in November 2018. (Ian Black/CBC)

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  • The freezing rain warnings for both Pembroke and Ottawa were lifted at approximately 3 p.m.

A freezing rain warning was issued for Ottawa, Pembroke, Ont., and other towns along the Quebec border. 

Environment Canada has predicted a "band of freezing rain" will move across eastern Ontario late Saturday morning. The precipitation is expected to turn to snow, as much as 15 centimetres in some areas, by Sunday morning. For shovellers, this will mean up to 5 mm of ice on the driveway.

According to the federal agency, the roads could get messy, with ice making the streets slippery.

A mix of rain and light snow is falling over Kingston, Ont., as the temperature hovers just above zero. While a freezing rain warning for the area has been lifted, some risk remains in the forecast. That rain will turn to snow later this evening.

In Maniwaki, Que., no weather warnings are in effect. Snow is expected to fall later this afternoon, beginning around 4 p.m.