Freezing rain warning for SD&G; police issue travel advisory

Freezing rain accumulates on a car windshield in Cornwall, Ont. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

SD&G – A winter storm is moving into Eastern Ontario and that has led to a freezing rain warning for Cornwall and SD&G.

The storm is expected to bring ice pellets and snow tonight (Sunday) before it mixes with freezing rain on Monday morning.

But forecasters aren’t sure what type of precipitation we will get the most of because of the uncertain track of the weather system.

For now, the forecast calls for up to 5 centimeters (2 inches) of snow and ice pellets on Monday.

In an unprecedented move, the O.P.P. issued a news release to media Sunday afternoon advising motorists to be prepared and avoid travel if at all possible.

“If you don’t have to go out on the highways tonight or tomorrow, we recommend you stay put until things improve,” East Region Acting Insp. Marc Hemmerick said.

“If you do have be out please go slow, give yourself extra time and leave lots of extra following distance.”