Freezing rain after the first major dumping ground of the season in Ottawa – Ottawa

Ottawa residents who continue to dig after Sunday night’s snow spill are now bracing for freezing rain as Environment Canada warns of rapidly changing weather conditions in the capital.

The weather agency issued an imminent freezing rain warning at 8:35 a.m. Monday, with the event expected to last until noon before turning to regular rain as the day warms up.

Expect slippery conditions on the roads and sidewalks, the agency warns.

Ottawa snow crews are clearing the roads Monday morning after heavy snowfall overnight. Some 6.4 centimeters of snow fell before midnight on Sunday, according to Environment Canada. Estimates showed up to 13 centimeters of snow on the ground before the morning ride.

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School buses were canceled Monday in Ottawa as well as in Renfrew County, the Upper Canada District School Board and the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario.

The schools themselves, however, remained open in all of the city’s school boards.

While OC Transpo said some bus routes may experience slowdowns and shutdowns due to inclement weather, the O-Train was running smoothly reported at 9:30 a.m.

A winter parking ban is in effect between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. in Ottawa.

Ottawa experiences temperatures around 0 C on Monday morning, although it is expected to reach a high of 9 C during the day. Temperatures are then expected to drop to a minimum of -10 C overnight with a 60 percent chance of flurries.

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First big snowstorm of the season

First major snowstorm of the season – December 6, 2021

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