Environment Canada has issued a freezing rain warning, in effect for West Nipissing, North Bay, Powassan, Mattawa and French River.

Freezing rain is expected or occurring. Patchy freezing drizzle will change to freezing rain early this afternoon. Several hours of freezing rain are expected before it ends this evening.

Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. Slow down driving in slippery conditions. Watch for taillights ahead and maintain a safe following distance.

Freezing rain warnings are issued when rain falling in sub-zero temperatures creates ice build-up and icy surfaces.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to [email protected] or tweet reports using #ONStorm.