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Freezing rain warnings for Ottawa area are over

Freezing rain warnings for Ottawa area are over

It was freezing cold in Ottawa and the surrounding area on Tuesday night.

Environment Canada issued icy weather warnings for the capital and surrounding municipalities including Gatineau, Prescott-Russell, Brockville and Sharbot Lake around 1 p.m.

Environment Canada has issued icy weather warnings, in red, and winter weather travel advisories, in grey, for most of Eastern Ontario as of 1 p.m.

Environment Canada has issued icy weather warnings, in red, and winter weather travel advisories, in grey, for most of Eastern Ontario as of 1 p.m. (Environment Canada)

According to meteorologists, it would snow for a few hours, followed by a few hours of sleet in the evening, before turning into snow or rain.

Temperatures in the capital are expected to reach 2 degrees in the morning and a maximum of 4 degrees on Wednesday and Thursday.

From Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning, winter weather travel advisories were in effect for much of the rest of Eastern Ontario, with the exception of communities near Lake Ontario.

Snowfall may reach four to eight inches, with the transition to rain occurring slightly earlier in those areas.

The boundary between the warning and the advisory here was between counties Lanark and Renfrew.

All weather alerts ended last night.

This could lead to daily snow records in places like Gatineau, Kemptville, Stirling and Val-des-Monts.

Kingston should still get a mix of snow and ice, but less than areas to the north.

On the other hand, residents of the Maniwaki area can expect to see five to ten centimeters of snow falling at night, without any sleet.