The National Capital Commission (NCC) announced on Thursday afternoon that the Rideau Canal Skateway will temporarily close beginning at 10 PM on Wednesday night due to the weather conditions coming into the Ottawa region.
Freezing rain began to fall around 6 PM on Wednesday night and temperatures are expected to rise to a 7 degrees on Thursday with rain throughout the day. By Friday night, the rain will change to snow and we could get as much as 25 centimetres by the end of Saturday.
Of course, all three of these elements will change the conditions of the ice surface. Crews will continue operations on the ice and reopen the Skateway as quickly as possible, weather permitting. The NCC reminds the public not to head out onto the Rideau Canal Skateway during the closure.
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