Freezing Rain Warning issued across west central Sask. Friday morning

Environment Canada has issued a Freezing Rain Warning for parts of central and southern Saskatchewan, including areas around Regina, Humboldt, Yorkton and Melville.

The weather agency is also expecting a system to cross through the southern portion of Saskatchewan, bringing with it more freezing rain. That system is anticipated to hit later into the night on Friday.

Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery.

Meteorologist Terri Lang said this will not create black ice, as that forms differently.
“What freezing rain does is it gives a glaze, like a solid glaze across most of those frozen surfaces,” Lang said. “It’s a little bit different from black ice, but it can look wet, but because the temperatures are below zero, people should know that if it looks wet, then it’s probably ice.”

Take extra care when walking or driving in affected areas, be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions.

Lang adds once the rain hits the roads it really depends on the temperature and the treatment on the highways as to when they will clear up.

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