Heads up, it might be a white knuckle commute home — or a trudge through heavy snow.
A winter weather travel advisory is in effect for Monday afternoon with 5 to 10 cm of snow in the forecast by evening.
Environment and Climate Change Canada said that a band of snow will move across Ottawa, and much of eastern Ontario, starting Monday morning.
“The snow will likely become heavy at times Monday afternoon, and will result in poor visibilities in heavy snow over portions of the area,” the weather agency said.
“The Monday afternoon commute will likely be impacted and motorists are advised to exercise caution during the period of heaviest snow.”
East Region OPP warned motorists to “give yourself extra time, extra following distance and extra patience.
“Top up the washer fluid and keep those headlight turned on.”
Have to hit the road? The winter weather was already sweeping across the southern parts of the province Monday morning, the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario warned, with heavy snow creating poor visibility and “treacherous” road conditions.
Rather snow shoe or fat bike? There should be plenty of fresh powder with the volunteers who run the Sir John A. Macdonald Winter Trail quipped that it “probably makes sense” to put off grooming until after the snow.