UPDATE Freezing rain warning continues in Kings County

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Environment Canada issued the following warning for Kings County at 4 p.m. Dec. 22.

An extended period of freezing rain is expected.

This is a warning that an extended period of freezing rain is occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..listen for updated statements.

A trough of low pressure just south of Nova Scotia will remain nearly stationary tonight and Monday. Freezing rain and/or ice pellets are currently occurring across of much of Mainland Nova Scotia with rain over southwestern regions of the province and near the Atlantic coast. The freezing rain and/or ice pellets are expected to persist into tonight. The Annapolis Valley and central areas of Nova Scotia are being affected the most and could see another 12 hours or more of freezing rain and up to 10 millimetres of additional accumulation.

Over Cape Breton, a band of freezing rain will develop Monday morning and persist into the evening, giving 10 to 15 millimetres of accumulations.

Earlier in the day, Nova Scotia Power was reporting power outages in the Kentville/Wolfville area, which left about 245 customers without power due to the freezing rain, but service was returned by mid-afternoon. There were also more than 1,000 people without power in neighbouring Windsor. According to NSP, the cause of that outage was trees falling on power lines.

There are many closures as a result of the weather. Area residents are urged to call before leaving home.

Road conditions can be viewed here. The RCMP are warning people to stay off the roads, however.

The Kings County Regional Emergency Measures Organization issued a statement on Friday, urging county residents to prepare for a potential ice storm on Dec. 22.

It was later announced that comfort centres would be set up, if needed.

Organizations: Environment Canada, Kings County Regional Emergency Measures Organization

Geographic location: Kings, Nova Scotia, Southern New Brunswick

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