The final tally from Sunday’s snowstorm being reported from the Ottawa airport is 19 centimetres. As we move through the week, Ottawa will likely be diving into the coldest stretch of the winter so far. Bundle up, Ottawa, it’s going to be fresh!
Forecast and Conditions
A few flurries began this morning and will continue throughout the afternoon, with 3 centimetres expected.
The weather story this week is cold temperatures. With nighttime lows in the mid-teen range, the daytime highs will struggle to get much warmer than that. Daytime highs are in the high minus teens as the week comes to a close, and overnight wind chill values are expected to reach minus 40 on Friday night.
As we progress through the day, crews will continue to clear sidewalks, touch up arterial roads and work in residential areas to clean up and treat icy conditions leftover from yesterday’s event. They will also focus on cleaning up any problem areas such as bus stops, crosswalks, intersections, pedestrian islands, corners, and cul-de-sacs.
This winter season, Ottawa has received a total 199.5 centimetres of snow, including yesterday’s event. That amount exceeds last year’s total of 196.1 centimetres and the three-year average of 192.2 centimetres. That’s a lot of snow, and we recognize it has piled up right across our region, making for some very narrow roadways, sidewalks and cycling routes.
Our goal this week – snow removal operations! The forecast is favourable for snow removal operations to continue throughout the week and snow removal crews will be out in full force. Our focus continues to be prioritizing residential streets within our urban core where snowbanks have not yet been removed.
Winter Weather Parking Ban Lifted
The Winter Weather Parking Ban was lifted at 7 am. Please sign up for the Winter Weather Parking Ban e-alerts to stay up to date on upcoming winter parking restrictions.
You can continue supporting our operations by finding off-street parking options. If you can, please ask a friend or neighbour if you can share their laneway. Remember, streets that remain open helps with clearing – this support makes all the difference in ensuring we can properly open up your neighbourhood streets.