Freezing rain warning ends for Ottawa
Posted Jan 24, 2024 05:53:40 AM.
Last Updated Jan 25, 2024 05:55:35 AM.
Environment Canada has lifted a freezing rain warning for Ottawa.
The weather agency is forecasting a chance of freezing drizzle for Thursday morning, with a high 1 C, but the heavier freezing rain is behind us for now.
Another round of freezing rain is possible for Thursday night and into Friday.
Environment Canada is forecasting a 60 per cent chance of freezing rain before morning, with freezing rain changing to rain Friday afternoon.
Road crews remaining ‘vigilant’
The city of Ottawa said its roads and parking services team have been closely monitoring weather conditions.
“All resources will be deployed to treat icy conditions on sidewalks, roads, and the winter cycling network,” the city wrote in a statement.
Areas that are prone to localized flooded are also being monitored.
Resources that have been removing snowbanks will be reallocated to respond to this weather event, the city added. Once the transportation network is restored, crews will return to snow removal operations.
The city also asks people to clear their catch basins. They said there are over 100,000 in Ottawa any help is welcome.