Winter going out like a lion in West Carleton

WEST CARLETON – West Carleton residents can break out the shovels for at least one more day as a Colorado Low moves though the area bringing a pile of snow with it.

So, add one more special weather statement to the list for Winter 2018-2019.

“Snow associated with an approaching Colorado Low has moved into Eastern Ontario and will persist for much of the day,” Environment Canada released in a statement at 10:34 a.m. today (March 10). “The snow may briefly change to rain in the afternoon or early evening as temperatures rise above the freezing mark. There is a risk of freezing rain as well in some areas, but it is not expected to be overly significant.”

Total snowfall amounts of 10 to 15 centimetres of snow is expected, with the heaviest snow likely until mid-afternoon.

One or two localities, especially from near Ottawa to Hawkesbury may receive total snowfall amounts of 15 cm. However, in general, total snowfall amounts will be just below the warning threshold of 15 cm per 12 hours.

Motorists should allow for extra time to reach their destination due to low visibility in heavier snow. Untreated roads will be snow covered and may be slippery.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to or tweet reports using #ONStorm.