Winter Operations Update - Friday, February 16 - Morning

Were you wondering last night if the snow was coming? Although it got off to a late start, Mother Nature delivered as promised, with 11 centimetres of snow reported at the Ottawa airport before coming to an end early this morning. Crews have been hard at work through the overnight hours, and they’re not done yet!

Forecast and conditions

The Weather Advisory has ended with periods of light snow and cloudy conditions remaining for the Ottawa region today. Road surface temperatures have been below freezing creating icy and slippery conditions on sidewalks, roads and the winter cycling network.  

Residents are reminded to exercise caution when using the transportation network today. Please adjust to the conditions of the network.

Our response

Supervisors continue to monitor the transportation network. All resources are deployed, and as we progress through the day, crews will continue to treat sidewalks and priority roads. Work began in residential neighbourhoods to clear and treat streets earlier this morning. The nightshift will be back in overnight to clean up any problem areas such as bus stops, crosswalks, intersections, pedestrian islands, corners and cul de sacs.

Residents are encouraged to support our operations by finding off-street parking options by asking a friend or neighbour to share their laneway. Streets that remain free of vehicles help our crews with clearing – this support makes all the difference in ensuring we can properly plow residential streets.

Next Steps

Looking ahead at the forecast over the long weekend, periods of light snow are expected on Sunday with 2 to 4 centimetres possible. The team will monitor the transportation network over the weekend and, should the need arise, crews will be deployed as required.


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