Freezing rain warnings in the Kingston area cancel school buses

Someone throws salt on their steps in Kingston, Ont., in December 2013. Freezing rain warnings stretched from Owen Sound to Sudbury to Kingston at times Tuesday morning. (Lars Hagberg/The Canadian Press - image credit)
Someone throws salt on their steps in Kingston, Ont., in December 2013. Freezing rain warnings stretched from Owen Sound to Sudbury to Kingston at times Tuesday morning. (Lars Hagberg/The Canadian Press - image credit)
Lars Hagberg/The Canadian Press
Lars Hagberg/The Canadian Press

Environment Canada had freezing rain warnings for the Kingston area Tuesday morning and early afternoon.

Freezing rain was expected this morning, afternoon and potentially evening, according to the forecast. Some snow may be in the mix this morning and light rain should follow the freezing rain.

The warnings extended to the Tweed and Mallorytown areas later in the morning. They had ended for everywhere but Mallorytown by just after 1 p.m.

Tri-Board Student Transportation Services, which handles English school buses in the area, has cancelled buses. The Consortium de transport scolaire d'Ottawa has cancelled buses in Kingston and Trenton.

The Renfrew County Joint Transportation Consortium has cancelled school buses in the Madawaska area only.

Check with your board or school for the specific options it's offering without buses.

Kingston's forecast is for temperatures around 0 C until Wednesday night. Ottawa is forecast to have a cloudy day peaking around –6 C and staying there overnight.