Freezing rain turns Moncton roads into rinks

Ice on car windshield in NE Moncton, NB, 03 Dec 2014 (Dearing)

Ice on car windshield in NE Moncton, NB, 03 Dec 2014 (Dearing)

Freezing rain started falling in Greater Moncton by mid-morning during a changeover from snow to rain and that is when the trouble began.

Many drivers were caught off guard and some vehicles spun out, others simply slid off the road while transport trucks jack-knifed as icy conditions quickly developed.

Around midday, roads became so treacherous that RCMP closed portions of the Trans Canada Highway across Southeast New Brunswick.

Once temperatures rose and rain began falling, road conditions improved but police were still telling drivers to slow down and use caution.

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