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 3-5 cm by 6 am 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 5-10 cm 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.
- 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.