No severe collisions early on as snow arrives


What was projected to be a strong winter storm arrived within the Ottawa space on Saturday afternoon. An up to date advisory issued by Atmosphere Canada forecast snowfall of roughly 20 centimetres for the nationwide capital area, together with each side of the Ottawa River.

The snow was anticipated to grow to be mild and intermittent Sunday morning, however within the meantime the buildup would make journey “tough,” the advisory stated. “Visibility could also be out of the blue decreased at occasions in heavy snow. Take frequent breaks and keep away from pressure when clearing snow.”

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Ottawa police stated early Saturday night time there had been weather-related collisions, however nothing severe.

Shortly after 6:30 p.m., OC Transpo reported that bus substitute service was being applied between Hurdman and Blair stations because of an LRT “change concern.” Slightly greater than two hours later, although Transpo posted that full practice had resumed and substitute bus service had ended. 

Ottawa paramedics suggested residents to maintain it in perspective — we’ll be receiving lower than third of what Newfoundland picked up this weekend “and so they’re being boss about it. Please drive secure, keep away from crashes, be good to one another, shovel out a neighbour or pal, clear a path for Paramedics and ship us your good deeds.”

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The snowstorm rolled into Ottawa late within the afternoon on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020.

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The snowstorm rolled into Ottawa late within the afternoon on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020.

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The snowstorm rolled into Ottawa late within the afternoon on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020.

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