Just when you thought that winter in the capital city was almost over, the biggest snowstorm of the year has arrived to prove us all wrong. As heavy snow continues to fall across eastern Ontario, Ottawa’s commute has been affected. Only half of the usual number of trains were running on the O-Train Line 1 on Thursday morning, two of which became immobilized on the tracks.\nWith up to 40 centimetres of snow expected during Ontario’s two-day snowmageddon, the city's transit services have already been affected by the slushy conditions.\nAccording to the Ottawa Citizen, only half of the O-Train Line 1 trains were running during peak commuting hours on Thursday morning.\nTwo of these trains actually ended up stopped on the tracks, with one “immobilized” at Rideau Station due to power issues, and another stopped at Tremblay Station at around 7 a.m.\nWhile Rideau Transit Maintenance has seven vehicles currently operating with headways of around eight minutes, this is double their goal of every four minutes during peak periods.\nAlthough school buses have been cancelled, the OC Transpo bus service is having operational issues, too.\nOne Twitter user reported seeing “2 jack-knifed buses in Stittsville,” going on to add, “2 more jackknifed buses on the ramp at Moodie, blocking traffic.”\nJust passed 2 jack-knifed buses in #Stittsville. Roads are very slippery; kudos to our driver for his skillzzz ... hopefully we’ll get to Tunney’s where 6 or fewer trains may be running. #ohjoy #HellRT #ottLRT pic.twitter.com/TmDjDa24II— audrey moey (@working_trot) February 27, 2020\n2 more jacknifed buses on the ramp at Moodie, blocking traffic. Cops on the scene now. Someone built a snowman on the side while they were waiting. 😁👏 pic.twitter.com/kfJET0QGXw— audrey moey (@working_trot) February 27, 2020\nThe City of Ottawa warned commuters that Thursday’s traffic and transit would be much slower than usual.\nFor this reason, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson urged locals to work from home wherever possible, in order to “Help our crews with cleanup, as well as keep our streets safe.”\nConfusion at Tremblay stn this AM where nobody knows what’s going on. No busses to dtwn & train isn’t going dtwn as previously told. People walking on/off the train. No communication @ctvottawa @CBCOttawa @JimWatsonOttawa @ottawacity @AllanHubley_23 @OccTranspo @OCTranspoLive pic.twitter.com/GiXXm1BFq8— Dana Miller (@danastephanie) February 27, 2020\nS1 overcrowded - people being asked to get off so driver could see . Platform at Tunney’s anxiety-inducing. What to do? #ottLRT #railfail pic.twitter.com/xrVRhw2OkA— audrey moey (@working_trot) February 27, 2020\nAn Environment Canada winter storm warning remains in effect for Ottawa, and across eastern Ontario.\nHeavy snow resumed falling at around 4:30 a.m. on Thursday, expected to continue into the evening. Total snowfall amounts could reach 40 centimetres in some areas by tonight.\nOur 6 o'clock Paramedic Units and ERVs are deploying from HQ on this heavily snowy day !Please drive carefully by adjusting your speed accordingly and leaving plenty of room while following other motorists.Keep the #MoveOver Law in mind and protect your emergency responders. pic.twitter.com/xdW8mcWVQg— Ottawa Paramedic Svc (@OttawaParamedic) February 27, 2020\nIn a tweet this morning, the Ottawa Paramedic Service urged everybody on the roads to be extra wary.\n“Please drive carefully by adjusting your speed accordingly and leaving plenty of room while following other motorists,” they wrote.\n“Keep the #MoveOver Law in mind and protect your emergency responders.”\nStay safe, Ottawa!