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CanadaFreezing drizzle makes for a icy morning commute

15:55  03 february  2019
15:55  03 february  2019 Source:   thestar.com

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Some freezing drizzle is also possible across northern Iowa, according to the National Weather Service. Especially icy areas in the state will include "You can imagine any ice on roads or sidewalks will make driving a nightmare in some cases, especially for the morning commute ," Curtis said.

Freezing drizzle in tonight's forecast could make roads slick for morning commuters . It's likely to linger throughout the night and could make for a difficult morning commute Tuesday, said Rebecca Rogers, a National Weather Service meteorologist based in Sullivan.

Freezing drizzle makes for a icy morning commute © Andrew Francis Wallace It could be a slippery one today, as freezing drizzle is expected throughout the morning.

Anyone hoping to get out there today after days of being cloistered inside due to intense cold may be in for a slippery shock — a 60 per cent chance of freezing drizzle Sunday morning is making for icy streets.

The extreme weather alert has ended, but Sunday is starting out wet and foggy, according to Environment Canada. With the temperature hovering steady around 4 C, it’ll be warm for the season, and the fog should mostly dissipate by noon.

Periods of drizzle could continue into overnight, when the fog returns. The chance of precipitation goes down on Monday, with a 40 per cent chance of drizzle or rain throughout the day.

Temperatures for Monday are predicted to hit a high of 5 C, and the entire week should have highs in the positives, according to the weather agency, with the highest being 5 C on Monday and Wednesday, and the lowest being 1 C for Thursday. As the week proceeds, the chance of snow returns to the forecast, highest on Wednesday evening with a 70 per cent chance of snow.

Other than navigating slippery roads Sunday, commuters should remember that Line 1 is closed between St. Clair West and Union Station due to scheduled signal upgrades. Shuttle buses are running.

Edmonton bus driver applauded for helping homeless man in freezing cold.
With Alberta's capital mired in a deep freeze bringing dangerously cold temperatures with it, an Edmonton bus driver is being applauded for helping a homeless man in need get out of the icy elements. Derek Bailey, a bus driver with the Edmonton Transit Service, told Global News he came upon a man who appeared to be in trouble while driving his regular route Sunday morning. Bailey said he had left on his route that begins in north Edmonton's Castle Downs neighbourhood when he saw a man who looked very pale slumped over in a bus shelter. He said the man had icicles hanging from his beard and encouraged him to get on the bus.

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