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Eastern Ontario expected to get hit with record-breaking snowfall

Canada’s capital is expected to break a 36-year snowfall record today.

As reported by CBC News, Environment Canada is predicting that Ottawa will see five to 10 centimetres of the white stuff with 20km/h winds before midnight.

“What we’re seeing today is a storm on Remembrance Day that’s more typical for December,” Environment Canada meteorologist Peter Kimbell said Monday morning.

Ottawa’s last record snowfall for Nov. 11 was set in 1983 with 5.2 centimetres. Kingston also set a record that same year with six centimetres of snow.

Ottawa will also see another two centimetres tomorrow.

Snowfall warnings for up to 15 centimetres of snow are in effect for other Ontario cities such as Cornwall, Brockville and their surrounding area.

Pembroke, Ont. is predicted to get two to four centimetres while Maniwaki, Ont. is expected to get 10 centimetres.

Kimbell told CBC News that the commute to work will not be pleasant.

“Everybody’s going to be rushing off to work tomorrow in the first significant snowfall of the year, and I’m guessing many people [will still have] all-season tires on,” he said.