Snow storm: up to 40 cm in some areas

News 14 March, 2018
  • QMI agency

    Wednesday, 14 march, 2018 04:39

    Wednesday, 14 march, 2018 04:39

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    MONTREAL – The passage of a new winter storm since Tuesday night, will affect the entire province, and may leave 25 cm, and 40 cm of snow in the Gaspé region by Thursday afternoon.

    Environment Canada has issued warnings of a winter storm for the Island-Prince Edward island, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. A warning has also been issued for southern Quebec due to significant snowfall expected in most cities of the province. Estrie, Bas-Saint-Laurent, Beauce, or the Gaspé peninsula will be most affected.

    “It is anticipated a total accumulation of 15 to 25 centimetres by Wednesday evening. The highest accumulations are expected mainly in the elevated terrain in the night from Tuesday to Wednesday. Surfaces such as highways, streets, sidewalks and parking lots may become difficult to cross due to the accumulation of snow”, one can read in the alert.

    In Montreal, an accumulation of 5 cm of snow and north winds of 20 km/h are expected for the day of Wednesday. On the side of Quebec, an accumulation of 5 cm accompanied by northeast winds of 40 km/h with gusts up to 60 are planned.

    On Wednesday, motorists will have to be more vigilant during peak hours.

    The storm could disrupt the air traffic in Montreal

    Several flights in to the airport Montreal-Trudeau airport have been cancelled Wednesday morning, including those from Boston, Toronto, Fredericton, Moncton, Halifax, Bathurst. Travelers are advised to contact their air carrier.