Winter storm prompts school closures, flight cancellations in Quebec
Thursday, March 13, 2014, 8:57 AM -
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The system that brought heavy snow and treacherous roads to southern Ontario Wednesday continued to push east, impacting parts of Quebec and Atlantic Canada through the day.
As of midnight, over 15 cm of snow had already fallen in the Montreal region, prompting dozens of school closures on Thursday.
The poor weather conditions also impacted flights at Montreal's Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport with numerous delays and cancellations reported.
Those with air travel plans are encouraged to call ahead to check the status of their flights.
Conditions are expected to gradually improve from west to east on Thursday, but officials warn that road conditions may still be poor.
As a result, be sure to plan your travels and check road conditions before heading out.
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Meanwhile, very cold temperatures combined with moderate winds will generate frigid wind chills in parts of the province.