Freezing rain: Montreal weather warnings are watered down — for now

Check your flight, check your front walk and check for ways to keep your children amused during their unexpected day off.

Montrealers woke up to a glaze of ice on sidewalks and side streets that seemed well on its way to melting Monday morning.

But while major thoroughfares were more slick than slippery, a freezing rain warning remained in effect for the Montreal area, one that warned of “anywhere from five to 20 millimetres of freezing precipitation … expected by this evening over Southern Quebec.”

And that threat was enough for all Montreal-area school boards — including the English Montreal School Board, the Lester B. Pearson Board, the Commission scolaire de Montréal and the Riverside School Board — to shut their doors for the day. 

There were several reports of traffic accidents Monday morning linked to the overnight barrage of rain and freezing rain, including a…

Original published: 2018-04-16 11:38:13 Read the full Montreal News here


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