Late this morning, Environment Canada issued a Weather Advisory for the Ottawa region. The forecast indicates a possible 2 to 5 centimetres will fall in an hour or two, and will significantly reduce visibility. This is an intense, fast-moving system that will continue into the afternoon.
Forecast and Conditions
Brief but intense flurries this afternoon could affect conditions on the transportation network and will result in significantly reduced visibility at times.
Be prepared to adjust to the quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions of the transportation network. Take extra care when walking, driving or cycling in affected areas. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery.
The Roads and Parking Services team is ready to respond. Once snow starts to fall, crews will be deployed immediately and their focus will be on clearing and treating sidewalks, priority roads, and the winter cycling network.
Given the intensity of this system, supervisors will monitor the transportation network and adjust their response according to the weather conditions.
The Roads and Parking Services team is closely monitoring a Colorado Low that is expected to bring snow beginning Wednesday night into Thursday morning.