Ice storm warn­ing for Hamil­ton area

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL -

En­vi­ron­ment Canada has is­sued rain­fall and freez­ing warn­ings for Hamil­ton.

Up­wards of 25 to 35 mil­lime­tres of rain is ex­pected to fall through­out the day Tues­day, be­gin­ning in the morn­ing and end­ing in the evening. There may be a brief pe­riod of freez­ing rain early Tues­day.

En­vi­ron­ment Canada warns there is a risk of flash floods and water pool­ing on roads as the frozen ground is less able to ab­sorb heavy rain.

Alec­tra Util­i­ties, which in­cludes Hamil­ton and St. Catharines, is warn­ing of a mix of freez­ing rain and snow in the Greater Golden Horse­shoe Area. The com­pany says cus­tomers should be pre­pared for a po­ten­tial ice storm, say­ing the rain could cause “sig­nif­i­cant ice buildup on elec­tri­cal equip­ment or tree branches lo­cated near wires.”

To re­port out­ages in Hamil­ton, call 905522-6611. Up­dates will also be avail­able on Twit­ter at @alec­tra_HamStC.

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