Snowy, windy weather means cancellations, delays in Ottawa-Gatineau

The Ottawa-Gatineau area is getting hit by blowing snow all day, which is affecting travel. Here's what you need to know.

Winter parking ban in effect for Ottawa

Pedestrians cross the Alexandra Bridge over the Ottawa River during a winter storm Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. (Christian Milette/CBC)

The Ottawa-Gatineau area is getting hit by blowing snow all day, which is affecting travel.

Up to 20 centimetres of snow could fall by the time the storm peters out tonight, with winds up to 50 km/h affecting visibility.

As of 1 p.m., 11 centimetres of snow had fallen at the Ottawa International Airport.

The morning commute was frustrating for many and the afternoon drive likely won't be a cakewalk either.

The City of Ottawa has put in place its winter parking ban for Wednesday morning between 1 and 7 a.m. so crews can clear snow. That means vehicles parked on the street without a permit may be ticketed and towed.

Gatineau has a similar parking ban from midnight to 6 a.m.

A man clears snow from a vehicle on Queen Street in downtown Ottawa during a winter storm Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. (Andrew Foote/CBC)

All counties served by the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario and the Upper Canada District School Board will have no school bus service on Tuesday

Special vehicle transportation has also been cancelled. 

All schools remain open.

There are flight delays at the Ottawa International Airport, especially with winter weather also hitting the Toronto area.

OC Transpo says the weather may cause delays today and could require a change of plans.

Ottawa police said at 4:30 p.m. ET there had been 89 collisions reported to them since midnight, with no serious injuries as a result.

Ottawa paramedics said they had to revive a man in his 80s who they found in cardiac arrest after a single-vehicle collision at the intersection of Mitch Owens and York's Corner roads around 2:30 p.m.

However, they suspect the crash was caused by a medical issue rather than the weather.

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