Bad weather conditions are making it difficult to travel
JOEL LEMAY/QMI AGENCY
Sunday, February 4, 2018 08:07
Sunday, February 4, 2018 08:11
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The roads in montreal were particularly slippery Sunday morning, while the snow and blowing snow complicated travel.
“The road conditions are difficult for those who do not adjust their driving,” said sergeant Claude Denis, spokesman for the Sûreté du Québec. It is necessary to slow down and let a chance to the employees who déneigent roads”
Highway 40 has been closed for a little over an hour in the direction Is, in the night from Saturday to Sunday at the height of Pointe-Claire, in Montreal, because of several accidents. According to sergeant Denis, six collisions, including four with property damage and two causing minor injuries, as well as the portfolio of a semi-trailer truck are the cause of this closure.
Environment Canada provides an accumulation of 5 cm of snow for the day on Sunday, in Montreal. This precipitation is expected to continue until Monday morning. Blowing snow is expected in places.
For the temperature, it should reach a maximum of -1 degree Celsius in the day, and a minimum of -6 degrees during the night, Sunday.
Elsewhere in Quebec, warnings of extreme cold affect the centre-du-Québec and Côte-Nord. The mercury could fall below -40 degrees Sunday. Heavy precipitation of snow, up to 30 cm, are also to be expected for a part of the North Shore and to the center and south of the Gaspé peninsula. In the region of Quebec, up to 15 cm of snow are expected in the next day, Sunday, with a maximum of -5 degrees.