Sunday, January 17th 2021, 12:40 pm - This high-impact system left Quebec and eastern Ontario buried in a considerable amount of snow from the peak Saturday.
Eastern Ontario and Quebec were slammed by a potent system that brought 20 cm or more to many areas in both provinces, including parts of Montreal, with the higher-end totals exceeding 30 cm in eastern Quebec.
In Quebec, almost 50,000 customers were without power at the peak of the storm.
Meanwhile, as of Sunday morning, snowfall accumulations have been quite substantial in many municipalities in Quebec including Montreal, which received 15-25 cm.
Elsewhere across the province, Quebec City received 10-20 cm, Upper Gatineau has seen 15-25 cm, Gaspé has accumulated 20-30 cm, the Laurentians received 20-35 cm, Lanaudière got 25-35 cm and New Carlisle-Chandler has accumulated 20-30 cm.
On the roads, some collisions were reported among those who braved the conditions, and though the peak of the storm had largely passed by Saturday night, a healthy dose of snowfall continues in eastern Quebec Sunday before the storm departs the province.
Here are visuals from the storm making the rounds on social media:
Our teams are hard at work to keep our Runways and infrastructures safe during this first snowstorm of the year. If you have a flight to catch this weekend, check the status of your flight on https://t.co/kLgj1k3RrY or with your airline before leaving home. #meteoqc #qcstorm pic.twitter.com/GD93BtpRnz— Aéroport de Québec (@QuebecYQB) January 16, 2021
Thumbnail image courtesy Anna, taken in Ottawa, Ont.