Weather Report Predicts Subzero Temperatures In Toronto; Freezing Drizzle Advisory Issued By Authorities

First Posted: Dec 19, 2016 03:10 AM EST

A freezing drizzle advisory was issued by Environment Canada last Sunday, keeping in view the weather reports. According to which, Toronto and other cities in Canada, including Sudbury, Hamilton, Mississauga, Brampton, Halton Hills, Milton, Burlington, Oakville, Pickering, Oshawa, southern Durham Region, Vaughan, Richmond Hill and Markham are likely to experience freezing rain accompanied with chilling wind. The national weather agency has put extreme cold weather alert in effect and asked people to take necessary measures.

It was also said that the Toronto region will see ice pellet and thin ice formation on roads and highways. The advisory read: "Freezing drizzle can produce thin, hard-to-detect layers of ice. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery." The people of Toronto were asked to "Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions."

According to CP24, the temperature will fall to -13 degree Celsius, and the condition will worsen due to the chilling wind flow. The city prepares itself for the extreme weather by offering shelter spaces for the homeless and opens its warming centers for all. The 24-hour drop-ins are also opened to support the homeless and other needy people. The officials asked the city residents to stay indoors, do not leave elderly people alone at home, keep the pets inside, drink warm fluids and if people are going outside for long periods, seek shelter.

Similar warning was also issued in the city of Greater Sudbury, and the city has started executing its emergency plan under the Extreme Cold Weather Alert program. The program helps homeless and other people who are at risk due to cold weather. According to, the city will offer community services, and people on streets will be given access to shelters and services. The Salvation Army men's shelter and the Cedar Place for women and children are available 24 hours a day where homeless persons can take refuge from the cold weather.

The Elgin Street Mission will function as a warming center and will serve hot food to the people. The Community Outreach Program will provide transportation service through the night to help people get to the nearest shelter homes.

While the weather is going to be at its worst, people hope that others will be at their best, and help those who do not have the means to survive this extremely cold weather.

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