A special weather statement has been issued for much of Ontario Wednesday (Jan. 19) as a cold front is expected to move through the province.
According to the notice from Environment Canada, a cold front will push through the region which will cause temperatures to abruptly drop below freezing in time for the evening commute.
“Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways, and parking lots may become icy and slippery,” it reads.
Freezing drizzle and snow are also possible in some areas, such as parts of Kawartha Lakes.
“Risk of freezing drizzle before temperatures moderate early this afternoon. A sharp cold front will push through the region late this afternoon causing temperatures to abruptly drop below freezing. The combination of accumulating snow, freezing drizzle, and falling temperatures will make for hazardous road conditions, particularly for untreated surfaces,” the weather advisory reads.
“Motorists should expect hazardous winter driving conditions and adjust travel plans accordingly. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery.”