BREAKING: FREEZING RAIN WARNING FOR SOUTHERN MANITOBA

A freezing rain warning has been issued by Environment Canada for the South Western Manitoba region including Brandon, Neepawa, Carberry, and Treherne. Freezing rain warnings are issued when rain falling in sub-zero temperatures creates ice build-up and icy surfaces.

Freezing rain is expected or occurring in some of these areas. A band of freezing rain in a system moving eastward is making its way across southern Manitoba.

Early this evening weather radar indicated an area of freezing rain over the Parklands and Westman regions of southwestern Manitoba tracking eastward into the Interlake and Red River valley. The freezing rain will continue eastward tonight and settle near the Ontario border by morning then exit the region.

A few hours of freezing rain can be expected as this precipitation moves through the area. These inclement weather conditions will produce extremely slippery conditions on highways and roads, exercise extreme care and caution if operating a motor vehicle during this weather disturbance. Slow down while driving in slippery conditions. Watch for taillights ahead and maintain a safe following distance. Officials also caution that surfaces such as walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. For updates on this warning visit the Environment Canada website here > http://bit.ly/35zt5Lp <