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Latest storm skirts Ottawa, leaves areas digging out

The latest in a series of brutal snow storms is hitting the Capital region causing headaches for the Friday morning commute.

Environment Canada is forecasting 5cm of snow during the day for Ottawa. Areas south of us are not skirting the storm as much. A snowfall warning is in effect for Cornwall and Morrisburg with 15cm forecasted for the area. The warning extends east into Montreal.

A special weather statement is in effect for Brockville, the Leeds & Grenville area and Prescott & Russell.

A winter storm warning is in effect for parts of the Maritimes. Environment Canada says areas of New Brunswick could get up to 35cm of snow and winds of up to 90k/h.

The system is coming up from the northeastern U.S. where it left Baltimore digging its way out of 38cm of snow, while 30cm fell on parts of Connecticut and Massachusetts.

The storm is being blamed for 21 deaths in the U.S., which has left more than 500,000 homes and businesses without power.

There are a handful of cancelled flights leaving from the Ottawa airport this morning because of the storm.

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