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A mixture of snow and freezing rain moves across New Brunswick

Environment Canada has issued a warning for freezing rain for most of the province today.

The meteorological agency reported that the low-pressure system will begin to operate as snow over the western New Brunswick area on Friday morning and will move east throughout the province during the day.

The system is expected to leave north of Primorye on Saturday.

Environment Canada has also issued a special weather statement for the Acadian Peninsula, Bathurst and the Chaler Region, Campbellton and Restigush County, St. John County, St. Stephen County and North Charlotte, Grand Manan and the Charlotte Coastal District.

About 10 cm of snow is expected in the Fundi region, followed by 20 mm of rain.

“The conditions of the trip will be influenced by this day and this evening,” the weather agency said in a statement.

Meanwhile, in the region of Chaleur is expected from 10 to 15 cm of snow. Canada's environment says that the snowfall will begin in the area around noon.

Snow turns to freezing rain

Snow will change over time to ice throughout the evening in the southern parts of the province. North New Brunswick can expect freezing rain to last all night.

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“The freezing rain will then change to rain or drizzle when the temperature rises above the freezing point at night in the south and by Saturday morning in the north,” says a message from Environment Canada.

The meteorological agency reminds motorists to adapt their traffic to road conditions as surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots become icy.

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