Fri. Jan 14th, 2022

Ottawa residents still digging out Sunday night’s dumping of snow are now preparing for freezing rain as Environment Canada warns of rapidly changing weather conditions in the capital.

The weather agency issued an impending warning of freezing rain at. 8:35 a.m. Monday, where the event is expected to last until noon before switching to regular rain when the day gets hot.

Expect slippery roads and sidewalks, warns the agency.

Ottawa snow crews are out plowing roads Monday morning after a significant snowfall overnight. About 6.4 inches of snow fell before midnight Sunday, according to Environment Canada. Estimates showed up to 13 inches of snow on the ground before the morning commute.

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 to all boards throughout the city.

While OC Transpo announced that some bus routes could see runs and stops taken out of service due to the bad weather, the O-train ran without reported problems at. 9:30

A parking ban against winter weather during the day is in force between kl. 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. in Ottawa.

Ottawa sees temperatures around 0 C on Monday morning, although it is expected to rise to a maximum of 9 C during the day. Temperatures are then expected to drop to a low of -10 C overnight with a 60 percent chance of rain.

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By Victor

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