The City of Ottawa special advisory issues restriction on over night parking. Due to weather conditions and snow falls the restrictions are in effect from 1:00am to 7:00am.
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Now that winter is upon us, cleaning snow can be a daunting task for most residence. Especially in more recent winters our region has received it’s fair share of snowfall and storms. It’s important to be prepared with the right tools to weather any storm safely.
Safety while using a snowblower:
OTTAWA — Friday isn’t expected to be Ottawa’s coldest December day — but it could be one of the stormiest.
A snowfall warning for Ottawa was updated to a winter storm warning by Environment Canada Thursday afternoon.
“We haven’t seen a storm like this for a while, so some people may have forgotten what a real storm looks like,” said Environment Canada meteorologist Peter Kimbell.
He said Ottawa hasn’t experienced a similar storm in over a year.
Twenty to 25 centimetres of snow is expected to fall between early morning and late Friday evening, with winds of 40-60 km/h that may cause blowing snow and low to no visibility. A high of 0 and low of -3 are expected.
“Morning’s rush hour will be extremely treacherous,” said Kimbell, urging people to avoid driving if possible. “It will be very messy with about 10-15 cm already fallen by the time people wake up.”
The heaviest snow will fall overnight, but snow will continue through the day and may be mixed with rain late Friday afternoon as temperatures creep above zero, said Kimbell,
OTTAWA — Winter overnight parking regulations take effect Thursday and remain in effect throughout the City of Ottawa until April 1.
Parking is prohibited on city streets between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. any time seven centimetres or more of snow is forecast by Environment Canada. The parking ban includes days when the snow is forecast to fall within a range that might exceed seven centimetres, such as five to 10 centimeters. Read more...
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