Winter Operations Update - Thursday, February 15 - Morning

Don’t let the sunshine fool you, Ottawa, snow is on the way! It’s time to dust off your shovels and get the snow brushes out of the trunk, you’re going to need them for the evening commute.  

Forecast and conditions

Environment Canada has issued a Weather Advisory for the Ottawa region with total accumulations of 5 to 10 centimetres expected and peak snowfall rates of 2 to 4 centimetres per hour possible. The majority of snow is expected to fall during the evening hours before tapering off to light snow overnight.

Travel may be hazardous due to sudden changes in the weather. Visibility may be suddenly reduced during peak snow fall ratesBe prepared to adjust to the changing conditions of the transportation network and take extra care when walking, driving or cycling in affected areas.

Our response

All available resources will be deployed and working around the clock. Our supervisors are keeping an eye on the forecast today and will monitor the transportation network this evening and overnight. Once accumulation begins, our focus will be on clearing and treating sidewalks, priority roads, bus routes, the Transitway and the winter cycling network.

Next steps

Roads and Parking Services will continue to monitor this system and the transportation network throughout the evening and overnight.

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