Schools across Prince Edward Island will be closed on Friday as travel conditions remain potentially hazardous due to freezing rain.

The Direction des écoles publiques and the Commission scolaire de langue française announced Friday morning that all classes will be canceled for the day due to weather conditions.

A freezing rain warning from Environment Canada, issued Thursday, remains in effect for all of Prince Edward Island. The national forecaster had said a spell of snow starting in the evening would turn into freezing rain on Friday morning.

CBC meteorologist Tina Simpkin said parts of the island could see between five and ten centimeters of snow, with snow accumulation likely highest in Prince County.

“This morning expect snow, a mixture of ice pellets,” she said. “There will be spells of freezing rain, in fact the freezing rain will take over mid-morning and early afternoon before it finally turns to rain.”

About 10 millimeters of rain is expected by Friday evening, Simpkin said. Freezing rain can make roads icy.

Simpkin said easterly winds could reach up to 60 km/h in the afternoon. The Confederation Bridge warns that wind conditions may result in traffic restrictions that could last into the evening.

Holland College said the opening of all of its sites has been delayed due to weather and will provide updates on the situation later today.

As of 6:30 a.m. DT, the Maritime Electric website indicated that no power outages had been reported.