After over 10 cm fell overnight, Ottawa’s record-breaking November snowfall is causing havoc in the capital city today, as the snowstorm has cancelled school buses, caused several flight delays and cancellations and has affected hundreds of travellers’ morning commutes. Now, locals are taking to social media to share photos and videos of the unusually heavy early-November snowfall, and it looks like winter has definitely landed!\nAs of midnight, Environment Canada reported the official snow total at the Ottawa airport was a record-breaking 9.4 centimetres, which has gradually built to 14.4 cm since Monday afternoon.\nThis snowfall has now officially set the record for the greatest snowfall on November 11 in recorded history, smashing the previous record of 5.2 cm, which was set back in November 1983.\nAs the snow fell overnight, Ottawa’s roads became slippery and dangerous, and by 8 a.m. Ottawa police had already reported 13 crashes.\nAlthough all schools in the city remain open, school buses have been kept off of the road across the city, including buses for English- and French-language schools in both the public and Catholic boards.\nOttawa Airport is also reporting several flight delays and cancellations this morning, due to the hazardous conditions left by the snowstorm. As of early this morning, the airport reported four flight cancellations and at least six flight delays.\nGood morning #Ottawa! There have been 13 collisions since midnight and most of them are due to the snowy conditions. Please be mindful of all road users and pedestrians. Clear your entire vehicle, slow down and leave extra room between to allow for a safe stopping distance. pic.twitter.com/OnPlBin7IM— Ottawa Police (@OttawaPolice) November 12, 2019\nTaking to social media to share their experiences with the weather, many Ottawans shared photos and videos of the unusually heavy early-November snowfall.\nOne Twitter user posted a photo of the school bus cancellations in her area, writing “School buses cancelled for Ottawa and surrounds. Quite likely our earliest snow day ever?"\nAnother shared a wild story about his drive from Ottawa to Toronto last night, explaining, “What’s traditionally a four-hour drive back to Ottawa from Toronto took me just about 9 hours ..."\nHe went on, "Highway conditions were beyond treacherous ... Big shout out to all the snow plows working the streets."\nSchool buses cancelled for #Ottawa and surrounds. Quite likely our earliest #snowday ever? #onstorm #onsnow #ottnews #ottweather https://t.co/tAvgAdHglG— karen (@k_musgr) November 12, 2019\nHonestly though I’m fortunate enough to have made it home safe and sound. Highway conditions were beyond treacherous and there were way too many accidents to keep count. Big shout out to all the snow plows working the streets— Uwais Patel (@uwxis) November 12, 2019\n16 cm (6.5 in) of snow in nepean. Kid took all the metric rulers to school. #onwx #ottweather #ottawa #onstorm pic.twitter.com/RX0TcfY8PS— Doug Leonard (@dougweather) November 12, 2019\nThis little #Ottawa balcony won’t be the site of any BBQ’s for awhile 😆For more Ottawa weather info tune to @1310NEWS pic.twitter.com/duOvnfZr1A— Jill Taylor (@jilltaylor680) November 12, 2019\nAnother Ottawan shared a picture of their snow-covered backyard this morning, writing, "My deck lights have stupid little hats!"\nAnother added, "Not gonna lie. Snow like this in mid November kinda sucks, but it sure is pretty!"\ngood morning #ottawa#ottweather #onstorm #ottawatourism pic.twitter.com/n8mmQDb2Xc— Alexander Vlad📷 (@captivatethem) November 12, 2019\nMy deck lights have stupid little hats. #snow #wintersucks #ottawa #movingtoflorida pic.twitter.com/M4pFhe6oXq— Brian Murray (@EastGrandB) November 12, 2019\nNot gonna lie. Snow like this in Mid November kinda sucks, but it sure is pretty! #snowday #winterishere #ottawa pic.twitter.com/JPpHVx2vBp— Caroline Robbins (Richardson) (@Mustang_Sabby) November 12, 2019\nGonna be a slow morning #diggingupthecar #OttawaSnow pic.twitter.com/42QRlHaxCX— Prasanna Ellanti (@prazzledazzle) November 12, 2019\nWith even more snow expected to fall in Ottawa throughout the rest of this week, it looks like winter has unofficially arrived early.\nGrab your hats, snowboots and shovels, it has begun!\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.