Township crews will get an early start to tackle roads after freezing rain storm

With much of Ontario being hammered by freezing rain, Brock Township crews will begin tackling the roads early Monday (Dec. 30) morning.

According to a social media post from Mayor Debbie Bath-Hadden, sanders will be out as of 4 a.m. dependent on conditions.

“Please remember that it is very dangerous for our trucks to be out on the roads during an ice storm as it is for you. For safety, the OPP has advised absolutely everyone to stay where they are and off the roads,” the post reads.

Environment Canada updated its freezing rain warning for Durham/York just before 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

“Freezing rain or rain is expected to continue through the night into Monday morning. Temperatures are expected to remain near the freezing mark resulting in precipitation falling as freezing rain or rain,” it reads.

Temperatures are expected to rise above freezing near midday Monday changing any remaining freezing rain to rain. Ice accretion or build-up of 5 to 10 mm is possible.”

Motorists are being urged to exercise caution.

“Travel is expected to be poor today into Monday,” the warning reads.

“Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Utility outages may occur.”

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