Winter Storm Event April 10 & 11

The forecast is calling for flurries to start late this evening, light snow mixed with ice pellets starting around 3 am with accumulations in the range of 2-4cm, temperatures overnight – 2C. The wintry mix of snow/ice pellets transitions to freezing rain by early morning (5am – 8am) as temperatures hover around the freezing mark, with a total of 3-5 mm expected, changing to plain rain as temperatures rise above the freezing mark by mid morning and continuing to rise to a daytime high of plus 8C with rain/showers (2-4mm) ending by early Monday evening. 

Daily high temperatures this week are forecasted well above the freezing mark.

Preparations

Roads Services night shift staff are in tonight and will begin salting and plowing priority roads and sidewalks as required. If we do receive the forecasted weather at the projected times, the morning commute maybe impacted. Roads Services day shift staff will continue the plowing and salting of the road and sidewalk network through the morning commute and as the event evolves.   

Information for Residents

Information will be provided to residents through ottawa.ca and social media.

On ottawa.ca, a seasonal “Winter Weather” banner will direct residents to a web page that will provide information on the weather, including updates on City operations and tips on what residents can do to prepare for and during weather events. It will also inform residents they can make weather related service requests through Service Ottawa’s online service request system. 

We will provide operational updates to if weather conditions change.


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