‘Significant snowfall’, strong winds in Ottawa’s forecast this weekend: weather agency

Ottawa residents should expect a dump of snow reaching 15 to 25 centimetres this weekend, says a special weather statement issued by Environment Canada.

As a low-pressure system makes its way into eastern and northeastern Ontario on Saturday morning, people should also brace for strong winds gusting up to 50 kilometres per hour, the statement cautioned.

Those gusts will “create areas of local blowing snow” on Saturday afternoon, the weather agency wrote.

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