Freezing rain warning remains in place for Greater Toronto Area

A freezing rain warning issued by Environment Canada on Monday remains in place for the Greater Toronto Area.

Icy precipitation is still predicted for Toronto, Peel, York, Durham regions

Environment Canada says a freezing rain warning remains in place for Toronto and Peel, Halton, York and Durham regions. (CBC)

A freezing rain warning issued by Environment Canada on Monday remains in place for the Greater Toronto Area.

The freezing rain is continuing on Monday evening and it could last for a few hours before it changes to rain, especially in areas not close to Lake Ontario, the federal weather agency said in the warning.

"Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery," Environment Canada said.

Pedestrians and motorists are urged to be careful.

Rain to be replaced by freezing rain

The warning, updated at 9:46 p.m., applies to the city of Toronto, Peel, Halton, York and Durham regions.

"A significant area of precipitation" is expected to move into the GTA early Monday evening before the freezing rain begins. 

Environment Canada said it issues freezing rain warnings when rain, falling in sub-zero temperatures, makes surfaces icy.