Ice storm warning for Hamilton area
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.