Freezing drizzle creates slippery roads in south-central Manitoba

Freezing drizzle and fog are causing slippery roads and affecting visibility in Winnipeg. Gage Fletcher / Global News file

WINNIPEG – South-central Manitoba is under a freezing drizzle advisory from Environment Canada Friday morning.

Freezing drizzle and fog are creating slippery roads and sidewalks but conditions are expected to improve by late morning, the weather service said. The fog is expected to lift near noon.

“Freezing drizzle can produce thin, hard to detect layers of ice,” the advisory warns. “Take extra care when walking or driving in affected areas.”

Highway 75 was icy with top speeds of 70 kilometres per hour, reporter Lauren McNabb said.

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The areas affected by the advisory are:

  • Winnipeg
  • Portage la Prairie, Headingley, Brunkild, Carman
  • Morden, Winkler, Altona, Emerson, Morris
  • Steinbach, St. Adolphe, Dominion City, Vita, Richer
  • Selkirk, Gimli, Stonewall, Woodlands, Eriksdale
  • Dugald, Beausejour, Grand Beach
  • Arborg, Heckla, Fisher River, Gypsumville, Ashern
A freezing drizzle advisory is in effect in the area outlined in green. Global News

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