Storm and blowing snow-a call for caution on the roads this Christmas day

News 26 December, 2017
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    Monday, December 25 2017 08:53

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    The moves are in slow motion this Christmas day, as the road conditions have deteriorated in several regions of Quebec due to the snowfall and blowing snow.

    Since early Monday morning, snow removal crews are hard at work. After the major thoroughfares, commercial streets and transit lines, the tractors were attacked in the local streets. The caution is nevertheless required.

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    “It will be necessary to keep the safe distance, slow down and avoid overtaking reckless,” said Ann Mathieu, spokesperson for the Sûreté du Québec. When you follow the vehicles for the removal of snow, keep a greater distance because there is sometimes a mist of snow that occur.”

    The SQ is also reminiscent of the snow off his car and turning on his headlights.

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    In the morning, the whole road network was covered in snow on the island of Montreal. 10 to 15 centimetres were expected over the metropolitan area, and strong winds could cause blowing snow.

    “It is going well because today most people are indoors, said a déneigeur met by TVA News. You can walk more easily and have freedom over where we place our snow. When there are a lot of cars, we must be careful to avoid them.”

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    The eastern Townships and Chaudière-Appalaches regions were the regions that were to be the most affected in the course of the day. They could receive up to 30 centimetres.

    A few departures have also been delayed to Montréal-Trudeau airport to the Quebec city airport. You can check the flight schedule before you leave your home. Orléans Express has also pointed out that its buses could be delayed.

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    The sun will return on Tuesday, but the snow will give way to polar temperatures for the rest of the week.