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
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