Winter storm slams Quebec
Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 6:06 -
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"A storm system from the United States will makes its up way the Appalachians bringing snow to southern Ontario and southern Quebec, heavy snow to New Brunswick, PEI and western Newfoundland and snow and freezing rain to Nova Scotia," says Weather Network meteorologist Dayna Vettese.
Blowing snow and winter storm warnings cover parts of Quebec, including the city of Montreal, where upwards of 10 cm of snow is expected.
The snow hit the region ahead of the lunch hour, moving into West Island of Montreal, Montérégie and Estrie first.
It was accompanied by wind gusts up to 50 kilometers per hour.
As a result, motorists are urged to adjust travel plans accordingly and check road conditions before heading out.
By 1:30 p.m. more than 90 flights had been cancelled at Montreal-Trudeau Airport, most of them bound for Toronto and northeastern U.S.
"Snowfall amounts ranging from 30 to 40 cm are expected along the Appalachians, while over the upper St. Lawrence, between 15 and 20 cm is expected," adds Environment Canada in the statement. "Snowfall amounts ranging from 15 to 20 cm are also expected over the Gaspe Peninsula overnight Wednesday."
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