Freezing rain causing “treacherous” driving conditions in P.E.I., says RCMP

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RCMP in Prince Edward Island are advising the public to travel with caution with freezing rain causing “very treacherous” driving conditions in the province.

West Prince and Queens County RCMP have both issued releases asking the public to use caution while driving.

The latest Environment Canada forecast, issued at 11 a.m. Saturday, called for a risk of freezing drizzle this afternoon.

The weather service is calling for rain and much milder temperatures tonight and Sunday.

An intense low pressure system will push a warm front over the Maritimes tonight and strong southerly winds and very mild temperatures will combine with the rainfall to cause significant melting of the existing snowpack.

The public is advised to monitor future forecasts and warnings as warnings may be required or extended.

Meanwhile, the site-specific weather forecast received from Scotia Weather Services today, indicates wind conditions on Jan. 11, 2014 may result in restrictions of traffic on the Confederation Bridge.

Commencing approximately 7:00 p.m. Saturday winds are projected in the 60-70 KM range gusting to 90 KM. Forecast indicates conditions will remain the same until approximately 3:00 a.m. Sunday.

 

Click here for the complete forecast 

Organizations: Environment Canada, Scotia Weather Services

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