Blowing snow is making its way across the province and will hit Ottawa just in time for the afternoon rush hour on Tuesday.
The impending storm has caused bus cancellations.
School buses have been cancelled in Renfrew County, for the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario and the Upper Canada District School Board.
As well for the Consortium de l'Est and all french school boards in Eastern Ontario, except Ottawa.
Currently for Tuesday February 12th all English speaking Catholic & Public transportation service in Renfrew County is Cancelled due to Winter Storm Warning. All schools are OPEN!— RCJTC (@RCJTC_Trans) February 12, 2019
Feb12@05:34 Tuesday February 12, 2019 - All transportation is cancelled today due to an impending winter storm beginning today and..— STEO News (@STEO_news) February 12, 2019
12 février - Transport ANNULÉ en prévision de la tempête— Consortium de l'Est (@Consortium_Est) February 12, 2019
(toutes les régions). Écoles demeurent ouvertes.
Schools and school board offices have been closed for students in the Upper Canada District School board and the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the severity of the incoming weather and accompanying winds and blizzard conditions, CDSBEO will be closing all schools and board office locations for today.— CDSBEO (@CDSBEO) February 12, 2019
In Ottawa, school buses are running.
Forecast snow of 3cm this afternoon, heavy at times. Transportation is running today, and we anticipate delays getting home. If you are late meeting your KG child at the stop, please call the operator, the school or OSTA.— OSTA (@OttSchoolBus) February 12, 2019
As OCDSB schools are open Tuesday, students will have a regular dismissal at the end of the school day. Buses are operating and OSTA is reporting possible delays due to weather. Parents and guardians are asked to plan accordingly.
Extended day programs will remain open Tuesday as scheduled. Parents and guardians who are able to pick up children earlier are encouraged to do so.
All community use permits, after-school programs, night school, and committee meetings are cancelled for Tuesday evening.
Meanwhile, for post-secondary institutions, Queen's University students will have a shortened day at the Kingston campus while classes have been cancelled at uOttawa and Algonquin College.
Due to inclement weather in the forecast, classes and academic related activities (labs, workshops, exams, etc.) on the #QueensU Kingston campuses that begin at or after 12:30 PM today are cancelled. https://t.co/UMhBHcSREQ— Queen's University (@queensu) February 12, 2019
Winter storm❄️ Classes will be cancelled for a period of 24 hours, starting at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, February 12.— uOttawa (@uOttawa) February 12, 2019
All other University operations are running and classes will resume at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13.
#ACALERT: Due to the winter storm approaching, classes are suspended in Ottawa, Perth and Pembroke as of 5 p.m. today, Tuesday, February 12. Algonquin College will be closed, with the exception of essential services, until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13. https://t.co/nCv2RAcvRR pic.twitter.com/D85IZlFkFf— Algonquin College (@AlgonquinColleg) February 12, 2019
The snow storm is also causing flight cancellations at the Ottawa International Airport, mostly for flights headed to Toronto.
Click here for the latest on departures at the airport.