Traffic crawled along major highways in the Ottawa region Monday afternoon as a steady snowfall hit the Ottawa area.

Photos captured by the Ministry of Transportation camera shows bumper to bumper traffic on Highway 417 to Kanata and Orleans.

Ottawa Police responded to more than 70 collisions by mid-afternoon,

A Freezing Rain warning has been issued for the entire CTV Ottawa viewing region.

The forecast for Wednesday calls for a one day January thaw with a high of plus 9 degrees.