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Mixture of wind, freezing rain and snow hitting province

Freezing predicted for later today.  ©THE GUARDIAN
Drivers had to pull out their scrappers to clean their windshields in the St. John's area mid-afternoon today as freezing rain resulted in slippery road conditions. A bit of salt on driveways and steps was needed to, as it was also hazardous for walking. - Glen Whiffen

Freezing rain hit parts of the Avalon Peninsula mid-afternoon Christmas Day making driving very slippery.
Environment Canada has issued a wind warning for much of the island part of the province.
Strong winds with severe and damaging gusts are expected to develop with gusts between 100 and 130 km/h overnight along the south coast and spread to the remainder of the Island on Tuesday.
These winds are expected to persist for the next few days as a low remains near stationary off the southeast coast of Labrador.
Warnings of possible damage to buildings, such as roof shingles and windows, may occur. 
Areas of the province’s south and west coasts can expect poor visibility with blowing snow.
Persistent flurries and very strong westerly winds will combine to give significantly reduced visibilities in blowing snow Tuesday and Tuesday night.
Environment Canada warns that travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve.

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