IN PHOTOS: Snowfall blankets parts of Canada as storm moves east

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Canadians who hadn’t yet cracked out their snow shovels were forced to on Friday as a snowstorm moved through eastern Canada.

Images of white streets were captured in cities like Ottawa and Montreal due to a weather system passing over the region, the same one that dumped several centimetres of snow in Toronto and nearby areas on Thursday.

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Here’s a look at Friday’s snowfall.

Environment Canada issued weather warnings for eastern regions of Ontario including Ottawa on Friday, with snowfall expected to continue into early Saturday before tapering off into light flurries.

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Snow is seen covering the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Friday, Dec. 16.


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Much of southern Ontario had already seen significant snowfall, rain, freezing rain and ice pellets as a low-pressure system travelling from the U.S. – known as a Colorado low – hit the province Thursday.


Snow clings to a pedestrian’s hood as they make their way along a street in Ottawa, as a snowfall warning is in effect for the region on Friday, Dec. 16.


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Environment Canada said Friday Ottawa could see 20 to 30 centimetres of snow by Saturday morning. Peak snowfall rates of one to two centimetres per hour were likely.

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Thick snow covered the trees in Ottawa’s Alta Vista neighbourhood on the morning of Friday, Dec. 16.


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“Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow,” the federal weather agency said.


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A pedestrian uses their umbrella to shield themselves from the windblown snow as they make their way along a sidewalk in Ottawa. A snowfall warning is in effect for the region on Friday, Dec. 16.


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Snowfall warnings were issued for much of southern Quebec on Friday, and the province’s largest city was no exception.

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A man walks past holiday decorations in Montreal’s Place D’Armes as the city deals with the first major snowstorm of the season on Friday, Dec. 16.


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Montreal was forecast to get 15 to 25 centimetres of snow, with the accumulation ending Saturday afternoon, Environment Canada said.


Snowfall is seen at a church in Montreal’s Plateau-Mont-Royal neighbourhood on Friday, Dec. 16.


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Ministers of several governments, who have been in Montreal in recent weeks for the COP15 biodiversity summit, got to witness Friday’s snowfall.

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People walk through the snow past the site of the United Nations Biodiversity Conference (COP15) in Montreal on Friday, Dec. 16.


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“Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas,” Environment Canada said in its snowfall warning for Montreal.


Snow covers benches in Montreal’s Plateau-Mont-Royal neighbourhood on Friday, Dec. 16.


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The saying “calm before the storm” is arguably a cliché at this point in time, but it can be applied to New Brunswick amid Environment Canada’s forecast for the province.

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Snow from Tuesday melts quickly on a sidewalk in Fredericton, N.B., on Friday, Dec. 16. Environment Canada is calling for 15 centimetres of snow to fall in the city by Saturday evening.


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Fredericton, which was dealt some wintry weather early this week, enjoyed snowmelt on Friday – but it won’t last for long.


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Environment Canada is forecasting 15 centimetres of snow for the city by Saturday evening, with an additional 10 centimetres likely by Sunday evening.

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A truck with a mounted plow drives on St. George Street in Moncton, N.B., on Wednesday, a day after the city received about 15 centimeters of snow. Moncton is expected to get 15 to 25 centimeters of snow by Sunday evening, Environment Canada says.


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Moncton, meanwhile, is forecast to get 15 to 25 centimetres of snow by Sunday evening.

Canada is in its last days of the fall season, with winter set to officially begin on Dec. 21.

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