FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY: Slick and slow going for early Monday driving

COLUMBIA CITY – The National Weather Service has issued a Freezing Rain Advisory for Whitley County through 11 a.m. Monday. Freezing rain was pelting the Columbia City area shortly after 4:45 a.m. Monday.Here is the NWS Urgent Advisory from shortly after 4 a.m. Monday:FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EDT /10 AM CDT/THIS MORNING...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTHERN INDIANA HAS ISSUED AFREEZING RAIN ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EDT/10 AM CDT/ THIS MORNING.HAZARDOUS WEATHER... * FREEZING RAIN IS EXPECTED TO MOVE SLOWLY NORTHEAST THROUGH NORTHERN INDIANA AND NORTHWEST OHIO THIS MORNING. TEMPERATURES WILL RISE ABOVE FREEZING BY LATE MORNING ALLOWING THE ICE TO MELT. * LIGHT ICE ACCUMULATIONS LESS THAN A TENTH OF AN INCH ARE EXPECTED BEFORE TEMPERATURES RISE ABOVE FREEZING LATER THIS MORNING.IMPACTS... * ROADS AND SIDEWALKS WILL BECOME SLICK AND HAZARDOUS EARLY THIS MORNING. * MOTORISTS SHOULD BE ESPECIALLY CAREFUL WHEN CROSSING BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES...THESE WILL BE THE FIRST PAVEMENT SURFACES TO FREEZE.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF FREEZING RAIN ORFREEZING DRIZZLE WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FORSLIPPERY ROADS. SLOW DOWN AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.