Extreme Flash Freeze Warning In Effect For Fredericton

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Baby, It’s Freezing Outside

There is a flash freeze warning in effect for Fredericton and Southern York County, issued by Environment Canada. It says:

Temperatures are forecast to fall rapidly. Ponding water, slush, and any falling precipitation will freeze as the temperature drops.

Temperatures will drop dramatically going from above 10 degrees in rain to well below the freezing mark in a matter of a few hours. This sudden drop is expected over central regions this morning and over southern regions this afternoon. Water will freeze quickly on untreated surfaces.

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

Flash freeze warnings are issued when a rapid drop in temperature is expected, that can cause water from rain or melted snow on streets and sidewalks to quickly freeze.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.weatheraspc.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports using #NBStorm.

Link: https://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?nb12#50738776857187928201801120506ww1474cwhx


Maritimes Flash Freeze Forecast

Via Weather Network: https://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/freezing-rain-and-20-to-30-cm-of-snow-targets-nova-scotia-pei-newbrunswick-january-2018/93339/


Safety Tips

  • Clear all ice/snow from your vehicle as it may dislodge and fly onto other vehicles causing either injury or damage.
  • Give yourself distance between vehicles.
  • Not all vehicles have the ice/snow removed, such as larger vehicles, like transport trucks, where there might be ice or snow on the roof of their trailers.
  • Reduce your speed and drive according to the road conditions.
  • Give yourself more time to get to your destination.
  • Have your car winter ready such as winter tires and proper windshield wipers that can make you drive much safer.

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