Environment Canada says Ottawa saw 8-10 cm of snow

As forecast Ottawa didn't get the worst of the winter storm that raged through Eastern Ontario yesterday.

Environment Canada Meteorologist Ron Lee said there were a few flurries still falling Thursday morning but Ottawa had seen the end of the accumulation.

"We don't have an official measurement yet for Ottawa area as of now but as of 2 a.m. the snowfall amount was around 8 to 10 cm," he said.

That's compared with unofficial reports of anywhere from 15-25 cm of snow in the 401 corridor.

Lee says surveyors were still working Thursday morning in Kingston, Cornwall and Brockville to collect measurements and confirm those numbers.

As for the cold, Lee said aside from warm temperatures Friday Ottawa will see temperatures below the seasonal average high of plus 2 with temperatures next week hovering around minus 5 for day time highs.

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