Major Ice Storm Could Hit Mississauga This Weekend

Clyde Nash
April 15, 2018

Sleet or freezing rain is likely Saturday into Sunday morning in a large portion of central lower MI, extending southward to include the Lansing area.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Sarnia-Lambton, London-Middlesex, Elgin County, and Oxford County advising of a slow-moving weather system that is expected to a significant risk of freezing rain Saturday afternoon.

The precipitation was expected to shift to rain on Sunday as temperatures warmed.

An ice storm sweeping through southern Ontario could down power lines, delay flights and lead to unsafe driving conditions.

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National Weather Service map shows area of ice storm warning in Western New York, with a winter weather advisory for the Southern Tier and most of New York State and a winter storm warning for the area around Watertown. "We've got problems all over the place".

Today's weather prediction of freezing rain and ice into the overnight hours has prompted one Onondaga County school district to make changes to tonight's scheduled prom.

"Some people may think that it's just wet roads, not realizing that it's freezing rain coming down", Schmidt added.

Freezing rain, freezing rain, go away!

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It says the wintry weather is expected to continue into Sunday, and will likely lead to unsafe driving conditions.

Toronto's Pearson Airport advised passengers to check their flight status before leaving, with hundreds of flight cancellations and delays being reported by Saturday afternoon.

The combination of heavy freezing rain and strong winds could bring down power lines and tree limbs around the area.

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