From the City of Ottawa Director of Roads, Luc Gagne:
Environment Canada: Freezing Rain Warning in Effect
- Periods of light freezing rain or drizzle mixed with snow beginning early this evening (6pm) and then changing to straight drizzle near midnight through early Thursday morning. Accumulations of freezing rain/drizzle 1-4mm. High minus 2C, temperatures rising to +7C by morning, winds SE 20 km/h gusting to 30 km/h.
- Thursday January 11, 2017 scattered showers, drizzle and foggy conditions throughout the day and into early Friday morning, accumulations 5mm. High + 8C and a low + 6C.
Residents are advised to exercise patience and caution as roads and sidewalks may become icy and slippery and please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts. Staff are monitoring weather forecasts and will be patrolling roads throughout the event.
- We will deploy combo units to plow, salt/sand/grit on roads, sidewalks, bus stops and winter cycling networks as ice accretions or snow accumulations starts.
- This event may affect the Wednesday afternoon commute with ice or snow build up on roads and sidewalks.
- City staff proactively opening catch basin’s and trouble spots for ponding areas with the anticipated rise in temperatures.
- We will deploy salting/sanding and plowing resources over the remainder of the transportation network as necessary as the weather or road conditions change.