KC area schools to close early Tuesday; slick roads possible

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Freezing rain is the primary threat, which will make roads and sidewalks very slippery. The freezing rain from Highway 8 on north Monday will wind down by the early afternoon.

The city's overnight parking ban has been lifted.

According to the weather warning, our region could experience freezing rain for much of Wednesday, before the precipitation changes into normal rain in the afternoon.

A mix of patchy freezing drizzle, light freezing rain and snow is possible Thursday, the National Weather Service said.

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Officials measured 20-40 mm of water in the existing snow pack last week, which is below normal for this time of year. Tuesday is expected to be quiet with highs near 40 degrees. Winds will increase at that time and lake effect snow will begin. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop.

OC Transpo was warning that "delays can be expected on the majority of the routes".

Whenever there is a threat of severe weather, Environment Canada puts out an alert to inform citizens in affected areas.

People in Waterloo region, Wellington county and Guelph should be on the lookout for adverse weather conditions and take necessary safety precautions, the weather agency says.

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