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Snowfall warnings over in Ottawa-Gatineau region

It might not officially be winter for another month, but as of Sunday it's definitely started to feel like it.

As much as 20 centimetres could fall by Monday morning

A pedestrian passes the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa during a snowstorm last February. Environment Canada says as much as 20 centimetres of snow could fall on Ottawa-Gatineau by Monday. (Michel Aspirot/CBC)

Winter doesn't officially start for another month, but in Ottawa-Gatineau it's definitely started to feel like it. 

Environment Canada issued a series of snowfall warnings for the region, with as much as 20 centimetres of snow likely to fall between Sunday afternoon and Monday morning.

They ended at about 5 a.m. Monday.

The late November snowstorm was caused by a low-pressure area that's moving from Ohio toward the St. Lawrence River.

Snow could accumulate rapidly, Environment Canada said, and visibility could drop to zero without much warning.

The City of Ottawa announced Sunday afternoon that a winter parking ban would go into effect as of 7 a.m. Monday.

As of 5 p.m. Sunday, snowfall warnings were also in place to the west and southwest of Ottawa, as well as across western Quebec.

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