Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement

Light snow is anticipated to begin around 5pm, significant snow moving in later this evening and overnight persisting into Tuesday morning from this low-pressure system. Accumulations of 5-10cm by 5-6am is forecasted.  We may see the snow accompanied by ice pellets tonight before changing to scattered showers Tuesday morning as temperatures rise to above the freezing mark. There is a risk of freezing rain during the Tuesday morning changeover.

Forecasted conditions

❄️ Light snow to begin late this afternoon intensifying this evening and overnight with accumulations of 5-10cm before changing to a wintry mix Tuesday morning. Temperatures rising above freezing by 5-6am will mean a changeover to a mix of drizzle/rain/showers and a risk of freezing rain. Drizzle and flurries will follow through the day Tuesday lingering through Wednesday and Thursday.

🌡 Temperatures at the onset of snow this evening -10C rising to +1C by the early morning. Winds East 20 km/h gusting to 40 km/h through this morning. Tonight winds South 20 km/h gusting to 40 km/h  

💨 Tuesday High +4C overnight low -2C.  Winds South 20 km/h  

City operations

Residents are advised to exercise patience and drive with caution.  Staff are monitoring weather forecasts and will be patrolling roads throughout the event

• We anticipate road & sidewalk conditions for the Tuesday morning commute will be snow covered, slushy and slippery

• Combo plow trucks will be deployed from the onset of the snow event, we will continue to plow and salt the arterial roads. All sidewalk units will be deployed to plow and apply abrasives to sidewalks and bus stops 

• We will deploy plowing/sanding/gritting resources over the remainder of the transportation network as necessary as the weather or road conditions change

• Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways, and parking lots may become icy and slippery.

We will continue to provide operational updates as weather conditions change and the event progresses.