Freezing rain warning ends for Ottawa

Environment Canada has ended a freezing rain warning for Ottawa, following another significant episode of weather Friday morning.

The weather agency forecasted five to 10 millimetres of ice accretion Friday for Ottawa and eastern Ontario.

Motorists and pedestrians are being warned to take caution as highways, roads and walkways will remain slippery.

Environment Canada is also warning of possible falling tree branches.

Ottawa school buses were cancelled once again Friday while both public and Catholic schools remain open.

Elementary students in the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) are having a PA Day, while secondary students’ exams have been postponed.

The Rideau Canal Skateway remains closed due to the forecast, in order to preserve the ice and limit damage.

The Ottawa International Airport says technical issues that impacted operations Thursday have been resolved, but they are urging travellers to check their flight status ahead of time, as the icy conditions could bring delays.

The City of Ottawa says all resources have been deployed to treat icy sidewalks and roadways, and they are also monitoring areas prone to localized flooding, and will be addressing water pooling.

They are discouraging non-essential travel Friday, and are asking anyone who does have to go out and about to be patient and give crews space to work.

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