Environment Canada has issued a flash freeze warning today for many communities across southern and eastern Ontario. The rain is forecast to change to snow by midday as temperatures plummet with the passage of a cold front. There may also be a brief period of freezing rain during the changeover from rain to snow. The snow is forecast to taper off behind the cold front, limiting snowfall amounts to a few centimetres in the GTA.
The return to frigid temperatures, driven by 60-km/h northerly winds, is underway. Surfaces such as roads, walkways and parking lots could become icy and slippery. Led young's facilities contractor is ready to pre-salt our campus properties as soon as the rain stops falling this morning. The salt application will help prevent ice formation to some extent, but pedestrians and motorists should exercise extreme caution when outdoors today.
Because this is the final day of the fall semester and students are writing exams in many programs, the College will not be closing early. We will continue to monitor weather conditions and direct our contractor to provide additional applications of ice melter as required.
Please take extra care when walking or driving today.