Ottawa

Ottawa blanketed by snow storm

Ottawa is getting a fresh blanket of snow, hours after freezing rain snarled the morning commute and forced school buses to cancel service.

At least one serious accident reported on slippery roads

A woman was injured when her car skidded into a hydro pole. ((Ashley Burke/CBC))

Ottawa is getting a fresh blanket of snow, hours after freezing rain snarled the morning commute and forced school buses to cancel service.

Environment Canada estimates 15 cm of snow will fall on Ottawa by early afternoon, more than it initially predicted.

The snowy conditions are making for some dangerous driving conditions.

One woman was hospitalized around 8:30 a.m. after her car slipped on the Ottawa River Parkway and slammed into a hydro pole near Vimy Place.

The woman's injuries were non-life threatening, police said.

Crews worked through the weather to get the pole back in place.

Weather blamed on low pressure system

Environment Canada issued severe weather warnings for the Ottawa-Gatineau region Sunday, which was lifted around 2:30 p.m. Monday.

Environment Canada blamed the bad weather on a system of low pressure south of Lake Erie moving to the northeast part of the United States.

City of Ottawa officials put an overnight parking ban in place in order to clear the streets of snow. No cars — except for those with on-street parking permits — are allowed to park on the city streets between 1 and 7 a.m.