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This morning Kirkland Lake, Temiskaming Shores, Temagami, North Bay, West Nipissing, Timmins, Cochrane, Algonquin, Renfrew, Pembroke and Barry’s Bay were warned of freezing rain.

According to Environment Canada, parts of Ontario will get “a wintry mix of snow, ice pellets and possibly freezing rain” this morning.

The showers turn to freezing rain later in the morning and last “several hours” before the showers turn back to rain when the temperature rises.

Though the Timmins, Cochrane and Iroquois Falls are expected to get their share of brutal weather later in the afternoon and evening, with the snow turning into freezing rain and possibly “lingering for several hours before leaving the region around midnight”.

Environment Canada advises people in the affected area to take “extra care” when driving as roads can be icy.

Special weather statements

Chapleau, Gogama, Elliot Lake, Ranger Lake, Greater Sudbury, Algonquin, Ottawa, Prescott, Russel, Renfrew Pembroke and Barry’s Bay received special weather reports on Wednesday.

The Chapleau, Gogama, Elliot Lake, Ranger Lake, and Greater Sudbury areas can also look forward to freezing rain throughout the morning.

Western Algonquin Park and the Lake of Two Rivers in the Algonquin area will be hit by “Freezing Rain Today,” with the possibility of conditions lasting a few hours.

“A short band of snow, ice pellets and the risk of freezing rain will run through the area this morning. The precipitation will turn to rain or freezing rain later in the morning or early afternoon,” says Environment Canada.

The city of Ottawa, Prescott, and Russell, and the Renfrew, Pembroke, and Barry’s Bay area can expect similar conditions tonight.

“The area is expected to rain in the late afternoon or early evening. However, it is possible that areas along the Ottawa Valley could begin as freezing rain and continue for several hours tonight before switching to rain,” said Environment Canada .

Environment Canada says, however, that “there is still some uncertainty at this point as temperatures will be near freezing tonight”.

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