SPRING ICE STORM WREAKS HAVOC ON THE VALLEY - SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION CANCELLED
4/16/2018 5:16:57 AM
There's a thick sheet of ice on the Valley this morning and Environment Canada predicts freezing rain to continue. We could see up to 10mm of ice accumulation when it's all said and done. As a result all school transportation for Renfrew County, including Public, Catholic and French school boards, has been cancelled today, all schools however remain open. We also see some gusting winds, up to 60km per hour which could possibly result in fallen tree limbs and powerlines. Currently we see some small pockets of blackouts in the Valley, but the Spring storm hasn't impacted the power grid on a large scale. Risk of power outages continues so we'll monitor Hydro One throughout the morning. Local roads, sidewalks and parking lots could become icy, creating hazardous conditions, so you're asked to postpone any non-essential traveling until road conditions improve. If you have to be on the road, you're reminded to give yourself plenty of time to reach your destination, drive according to the road conditions and leave lots of braking room between you and the vehicle ahead of you. Freezing rain is expected to change to rain around noon and we could see temperatures warm up to 4 degrees today.
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