Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement & Extreme Cold Warning

Currently -24C feels like -32C winds light at 15 km/h clear and sunny clouding over this afternoon as a Colorado low approaches the province and the Ottawa Valley. Snow overnight and Wednesday with freezing rain possible, changing to rain in the afternoon.

Forecasted conditions:

🌡 Tuesday High -14C overnight low -15C 💨 winds 15 km/h wind chill -23C. 🌨Snow forecasted to begin around 12 midnight accumulations of 3-5cm by 6am Wednesday.  Temperatures rising close to the freezing mark on Wednesday where snow could mix with freezing rain or rain in the afternoon

❄️Wednesday snow accumulations 5-10cm with a risk of freezing rain or 🌧 rain. 🌡 High -1C overnight low -4C 💨 winds Southeast 20 km/h

🌨 Thursday flurries 🌡 High -3C overnight low -13C

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 Wednesday 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.