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P.E.I. under freezing rain warning for Feb. 8

Freezing predicted for later today.  ©THE GUARDIAN
Environment Canada has issued a freezing rain warning for P.E.I. on Friday, Feb. 8. - File

Environment Canada forecasts freezing rain to begin early Friday morning over Prince Edward Island after a brief period of ice pellets, and then continue until late morning.

The impending conditions prompted the weather agency to issue a freezing rain warning for the entire Island.

Environment Canada said most areas of the province are likely to see several hours of light freezing rain before temperatures rise and precipitation changes to rain for the remainder of the day.

Travelling conditions may become icy again Friday night as the rain ends, followed by cold westerly winds and scattered flurries. Temperatures are expected to drop quickly overnight to be well below zero degrees by Saturday morning.

Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas.

Freezing rain warnings are issued when rain falling in sub-zero temperatures creates ice build-up and icy surfaces.

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