Environment Canada issues a Freezing Drizzle Advisory for Oakville: Monday, February 15, 2016

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No, it isn’t freezing rain, but freezing drizzle. It appears that Environment Canada has a found a new term for us Oakvillians: Freezing Drizzle. But what it does mean is that roads and sidewalks will be slick. So, if you can stay at home for the last few hours of this Family Day, it would be a good idea.

Here is the Freezing Drizzle Advisory issued by Environment Canada at 5:23 PM, February 15, 2016:

Areas of freezing drizzle are expected or occurring.

Freezing drizzle has been reported in several locations across southwestern Ontario this afternoon.

A weak disturbance affecting southwestern Ontario is producing a combination of light snow and areas of freezing drizzle. These conditions are forecast to linger for much of the day and into the evening hours. As a result a light glazing of ice could make untreated roads and walkways slippery in spots.

Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. Freezing drizzle can produce thin, hard-to-detect layers of ice. Take extra care when walking or driving in affected areas.

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