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Freezing rain forces cancellation of school buses in Windsor-Essex, Chatham-Kent

A section near the city's riverfront is shown during freezing rain in Windsor, Ont. (Amy Dodge/CBC - image credit)
A section near the city's riverfront is shown during freezing rain in Windsor, Ont. (Amy Dodge/CBC - image credit)

Ice build up from freezing rain has forced transportation officials with school boards in Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent to cancel bus service for students in all zones on Tuesday.

Schools remain open despite the bus cancellations.

A freezing rain warning was issued by Environment Canada Monday night anticipating the slippery conditions.

A bench near the Detroit River in Windsor, Ont., is shown covered in ice after freezing rain hit the region.
A bench near the Detroit River in Windsor, Ont., is shown covered in ice after freezing rain hit the region.

A bench near the Detroit River in Windsor, Ont., is shown covered in ice after freezing rain hit the region. (Amy Dodge/CBC)

The freezing rain is expected to transition to rain or snow near midday Tuesday, as temperatures rise above zero, the agency said in a statement.

"Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. Ice build-up may cause tree branches to break."

Utility outages may also occur, it mentioned.