Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement

Snow and bitterly cold temperatures expected this weekend. Light snow is anticipated to begin around 2-3pm today, with significant snow arriving later this evening and overnight persisting into Sunday from this low-pressure system. Accumulations of 5-7cm by 7am Sunday is forecasted.  Snowfall amounts of up to 10 cm are possible by late Sunday. However, over the National Capital Region, there is a potential for snowfall amounts of 15 cm. In addition, northeast winds gusting to 50 km/h are expected to develop this evening. These winds will generate blowing snow.    

Forecasted conditions:

❄️ Light snow to begin later this afternoon intensifying this evening and overnight with accumulations of 10cm before tapering off to light snow by 12 noon Sunday with a potential of upwards of 15cm

🌡 Today High -20C with wind chill of -30C. Winds North East 20 km/h. Tonight winds North East 30 km/h gusting to 50 km/h causing local blowing snow 

💨 Sunday High -16C overnight low -25C.  Winds North 20 km/h gusting to 40 km/h wind chill -29C  

City operations

Road services is responsible for clearing snow in the capital.

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 Sunday morning will be snow covered and slippery

• Combo plow trucks will be deployed from the onset of the snow event, we will continue to plow and salt or sand/grit 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 snow covered and slippery