Ottawa winter storm brings out 'snow heroes' throughout capital

Mother Nature heaps more than 50 centimetres of snow on Ottawa on Tuesday, leaving many people in the lurch as they tried to get home. Cue the "snow heroes."

Record 51.2 cm of snow dropped on Ottawa left many in lurch and brought out best in others

Guy Dupuis uses his snowblower Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016 to clear the sidewalk in front of his neighbour's home following a winter storm in Ottawa. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press)

Mother Nature heaped more than 50 centimetres of snow on Ottawa on Tuesday, leaving many people in the lurch as they tried to get home.

A storm can easily bring out the worst in us, as we just want to collapse and make snow angels.

It can also bring out the best in us, as we lend a helping hand to those in need of an extra shovel or push.

Cue Hero by Enrique Iglesias, but the snow version.

Snowplow operators came to the rescue.

Neighbours cleared several driveways (and more).

Taxi drivers went the extra mile.

Bill Aikman clears snow Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016 from in front of his neighbour's house as he digs out from a winter storm in Ottawa. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press)

Spouses, relatives went several extra miles.

Strangers, colleagues and superintendents lent a helping hand.

OC Transpo, Para Transpo drove so residents wouldn't have to

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