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Spring storm leaves nation's capital coated with ice

The rain is expected to continue throughout Monday. 
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The city is covered in a layer of ice to start the week. 

A rain warning remains in effect for the National Capital Region. 

Listen to Meteorologist with the Weather Network Doug Gillham on Ottawa Today:

Ottawa Police Cst. Chuck Benoit told The Rick Gibbons Show collisions are actually down Monday, as it seems most people are avoiding the roads:

Manager of Road Services at the City of Ottawa Luc Gagne spoke about how the city is handling Monday's ice storm:

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SCHOOLS/SCHOOL BUSES:

Vimy Ridge Public School, W.E. Gowling Public School, Fisher Park Public School/Summit Alternative, Elmdale Public School, Steve McLean Public School, R.E. Wilson Public School, Churchill Alternative and Heritage Public School in Ottawa are closed today because of power outages. Parents are asked to not send children to school. Staff are supervising students until they can be picked up.

All OCDSB extended day programs have also been cancelled, as well as all community use of school permits for Monday.

The Upper Canada District School board has closed Cambridge Public School, Russell Public School due to power outages.

The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario has closed Pope John Paul II and St. Francis Xavier CHS due to power outages.

All school buses in Ottawa are cancelled today due to the weather. Schools, outside of the two mentioned above, remain open.

All school buses in Renfrew County have been cancelled for the day. Schools remain open.

In areas served by the Upper Canada District School Board and the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario, all school buses are cancelled but most schools remain open.

Redeemer Christian High School has cancelled all regular classes today.

TRANSIT:

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TRAVEL & TRANSPORTATION:

Several flights into and out of Ottawa have been cancelled. Check your flight’s status here:

– Ottawa airport arrival delays

– Ottawa airport departure delays

Transportation has been cancelled for the Ottawa-Carleton Association for Persons with Developmental Disabilities - Special Runs & Quinlan Centre.

VIA RAIL:

Trains on VIA's Quebec City-Windsor corridor may be delayed by speed restrictions and operational issues caused by the freezing rain. Click here to check your train's status.

POWER OUTAGES:

Thousands of customers are without power around the capital, and in rural areas of eastern Ontario and western Quebec.

Click here to view Hydro Ottawa's live outage map.

Click here to view Hydro One's live outage map.

Click here to view Hydro-Québec's live outage map.

GOVERNMENT:

-No updates at this time.

OTHER:

Gatineau Park Closed until further notice. The National Capital Commission has closed Gatineau Park until further notice due to the adverse weather conditions for safety reasons, ice and hazards caused by falling branches. The National Capital Commission urges everyone to exercise caution and to respect and obey signage and barricades.




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