February 5, 2019 5:43 pm
Updated: February 6, 2019 9:52 am

Winter travel advisory in effect for Peterborough, City of Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland County

Freezing rain is expected in Peterborough, City of Kawartha Lakes and Northumberland County on Wednesday.

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Environment Canada has issued a winter weather travel advisory for Wednesday for Peterborough, Northumberland County and the City of Kawartha Lakes

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Ice pellets are expected to begin late Wednesday morning. Along with it comes a risk of rain or freezing drizzle.

WATCH: Icy conditions expected Wednesday

Ice pellet accumulations of 2 to 4 cm are expected throughout the day.

“The Wednesday evening commute is likely be affected due to accumulating ice pellets and the potential for untreated surfaces to become icy,” an advisory states.

The precipitation comes just as the City of Peterborough set a new record for temperature on Monday with a high of 10.3 C, topping the 9 C set in 1991.

On Wednesday morning, school buses throughout the region were cancelled in anticipation of the freezing rain.

 

WATCH: Freezing rain, ice pellets and snow; how it forms

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