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Freezing fog could make for slippery night in Metro Vancouver: advisory

Drivers may have to deal with slippery roads and low visibility Thursday night
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A fog advisory has been issued for Metro Vancouver.

Environment Canada is cautioning that Vancouver could get slippery later today.

An advisory has been issued for Thursday, Jan. 27, as more fog is predicted, a common theme this past week. While it's expected to dissipate from the Metro Vancouver region early this afternoon, new fog is expected in the evening.

Due to temperatures expected to drop down to — and potentially below — freezing, the fog will bring with it an additional issue, Environment Canada says.

"In some locations, surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may be slippery due to freezing fog should overnight temperatures fall below freezing," reads the advisory.

Drivers are being cautioned as between the decreased visibility and slippery surfaces conditions on the road could be dangerous.

"Visibility may be significantly and suddenly reduced to near zero," notes Environment Canada. "If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop."

The advisory covers Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Sunshine Coast and the eastern coast of Vancouver Island.