Most New Brunswick schools close due to freezing rain, hazardous roads

An icy sidewalk in Fredericton on Feb. 21, 2018.
An icy sidewalk in Fredericton on Feb. 21, 2018. Kevin Godwin/ Global News

Most schools in New Brunswick are closed today due to freezing rain making roads icy and dangerous.

Environment Canada issued a weather alert early in the morning saying rain is falling in most regions of the province.

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The agency said highways, roads, walkways and parking lots are expected to be icy and hazardous.

The websites for the Anglophone School Districts West, East and North have announced closures.

In the Anglophone South region all schools are also closed with the exception of Quispamsis and Saint John.

A warm front is expected to shift to colder weather on Thursday, raising the risk of black ice on roads.

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