Ice Storm

  • Ice from freezing rain accumulates on branches, power lines and buildings. If you must go outside when a significant amount of ice has accumulated, pay attention to branches or wires that could break due to the weight of the ice and fall on you.
  • Never approach power lines. A hanging power line could be charged (live) and you could be electrocuted. Stay back at least 10 metres (33 feet) from wires or anything in contact with them.
  • When freezing rain is forecast, avoid driving if possible. After freezing rain ends wait several hours so that road maintenance crews have enough time to spread sand or salt on icy roads.