Expect a rare, quieter mid-week commute

Many parents of kids at striking schools will likely opt to stay home too if they can.

Many parents of kids at striking schools will likely opt to stay home too, if they can

Booth Street at Pimisi station Nov. 21, 2019. (CBC)

Good morning commuters!

It's going to feel like a snow day out there this morning and this afternoon, at least from a traffic volume perspective.

Many students across the city have no school today, and that means no school buses.

Not only will there be fewer of those vehicles on the roads, but probably fewer cars as well.

Many parents will likely opt to just stay home with their kids today rather than arrange and/or pay for alternatives, if they can.

So expect a rare, quieter mid-week commute.

Have a great day!

About the Author

Doug Hempstead

CBC Ottawa's traffic specialist

Doug Hempstead is CBC Ottawa's traffic specialist and can be heard on CBC Radio's Ottawa Morning and All In A Day. Sometimes, he even sleeps. Originally from the Ottawa Valley, he is a musician and family man - married with two daughters. Doug is an award-winning journalist with more than 20 years experience in the region covering all types of news. He welcomes your input on traffic issues and can be called directly while the shows are airing at 613-288-6900. Tweet him at @cbcotttraffic or @DougHempstead. His e-mail is


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