Winter storm brings blowing snow, dangerous travel to Quebec
Saturday, March 15, 2014, 8:23 PM -
It may be mid-March, but winter shows no signs of slowing down in Quebec.
A low pressure system near Saguenay will track eastward and reach Anticosti Island Sunday morning.
The storm is expected to bring as much as 50 cm of snowfall over the Lower North Shore and 15 cm over Anticosti Island by Monday.
Meanwhile, extremely cold temperatures combined with moderate winds will give wind chill values near -39 over northwestern Quebec, beginning Saturday night. Temperatures will also drastically plunge in southern Quebec as an Arctic airmass moves in.
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Residents are advised to use caution on the roads as blowing snow could result in near-zero visibilities in some areas.
Blowing snow, wind chill and winter storm warnings are in place for a large part of the region. For a complete list of watches and warnings, visit our Alerts page.