Ottawa snowstorm leads to more than 100 collisions
Police say road conditions, visibility poor as 15 to 20 cm of snow expected to fall
Snow has been falling steadily across the region since noon and 15-to-20 centimetres is expected Friday, according to Environment Canada, which earlier had issued a snowfall warning.
Police said none of the dozens of collisions have led to serious injuries.
The incidents involve city vehicles as well, including an OC Transpo bus that slid into a ditch on Den Haag Drive east of Aviation Parkway and a fire tanker that — while en route to a collision on Roger Stevens Drive — slid into a ditch on Highway 416.
Police say drivers should leave plenty of room between their vehicles and the vehicles in front of them, and should slow down and give plenty of room to stop when approaching intersections.
Late Friday night and early Saturday morning wind from the northwest is also expected to pick up to 30 kilometres per hour, with gusts of 50 km/h.