Icy roads ex­pected

The Peterborough Examiner - - NEWS -

En­vi­ron­ment Canada is­sued a spe­cial weather state­ment Thursday for Peter­bor­ough and the Kawarthas, with icy con­di­tions ex­pected Fri­day.

“Rain and fog tonight. Po­ten­tial for icy con­di­tions Fri­day,” states the spe­cial weather state­ment as of 8:50 p.m. Thursday.

“Rain and patches of dense fog will con­tinue to af­fect the area tonight. The rain is fore­cast to change to snow Fri­day as tem­per­a­tures plum­met with the pas­sage of a cold front. There may also be a brief pe­riod of freez­ing rain dur­ing the changeover from rain to snow.

“Sur­faces such as high­ways, roads, walk­ways and parking lots could be­come icy and slip­pery. Ex­tra care should be taken when walk­ing or driv­ing in af­fected ar­eas.

“The snow is fore­cast to ta­per off be­hind the cold front, lim­it­ing snow­fall amounts to a few cen­time­tres at most.”

While flood­ing is not ex­pected from the rain, Kawartha Con­ser­va­tion is­sued a wa­ter safety wa­ter­shed con­di­tions bul­letin on Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon for the wa­ter­shed in the City of Kawartha Lakes area, while the Lower Trent Con­ser­va­tion Author­ity is­sued a sim­i­lar bul­letin Thursday af­ter­noon for the wa­ter­shed area along the Trent River be­tween Rice Lake and Lake On­tario.

As of late Thursday af­ter­noon, Oton­abee Con­ser­va­tion listed a nor­mal sta­tus for the wa­ter­shed area in the Peter­bor­ough city and county area.

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