Region coated like a winter wonderland for New Year’s Eve morning

NATION VALLEY — Several millimetres of freezing rain and ice pellets began Sunday night and lightly shellacked the region by Monday afternoon, before turning into a sticky, melting layer of snow by New Year’s Eve morning (Tues., Dec. 31).

Snowblowers and plow trucks busily tucked into the white stuff and the associated piles of slush left on the asphalt today.

Environment Canada is calling for periods of snow for the last day of 2019, about two to four centimetres, with the mercury barely registering at the freezing mark. It will be mainly cloudy tonight with a 70 percent chance of flurries and a low of -4 C. New Year’s Day is forecast to be mainly cloudy with a high of 1 C.

A United Counties of SDG plow and salt truck pushes back the slush on County Rd. 8, south of Chesterville, on the last day of 2019. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

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