Published: Thu, February 07, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Freezing rain causes power outages, ices Midwest roads

Freezing rain causes power outages, ices Midwest roads

Consumers Energy Co. reported more than 38,000 of its customers, mostly in western MI, were without power as freezing rain brought down trees and power lines.

The area also remains under a freezing rain warning.

"Drizzle falling in sub-zero temperatures is expected to freeze on contact, and over time create icy surfaces", the advisory says.

Major utilities reported more than 50,000 customers were without power early Wednesday in the state, mostly in western MI, after freezing rain brought down trees and power lines.

It warns freezing rain Thursday and high winds early Friday could cause more problems, like downed wires or other safety hazards.

The Wednesday morning and evening commutes will likely be slow and slippery.

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Toronto police also tell CP24 that they have responded to 30 collisions between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., though no serious injuries were reported in any of those collisions. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions.

Salters were on standby at locations across the city beginning at 4 a.m. and have been busy throughout the day.

Freezing rain is on its way.

The freezing drizzle will continue overnight and into Thursday morning.

The TTC has replaced the 506 and 512 streetcars with buses this morning due to the weather.

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