Record snowfall

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016

This was the scene on Parliament Hill yesterday following 49 centimetres of snow. It broke the all-time single-day record of 40.6 centimetres in March 1947. Ottawa Police noted that between 5 a.m. and 5 p.m., there were 120 accidents on city streets. The storm also shut down some federal government departments early with people being sent home in the afternoon. The Hill Times photograph by Tim Naumetz