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Snow, rain and ice create dicey, slushy travel across Quebec

Monday, November 23rd 2020, 10:00 am - Snow, rain and ice majorly compromise road conditions across Quebec on Monday.

The first widespread snow event of the season is making for difficult travel across Quebec on Monday, with periods of rain and strong winds adding to the overall wintry mess. As the snow tapers for areas in the south, several warnings remain in effect across central and northern sections of the province for additional periods of freezing rain and heavy snow set to impact much of the day. More on the timing, below.

MONDAY INTO TUESDAY: WET, SLUSHY TRAVEL IN THE SOUTH, SNOW CONTINUES ACROSS CENTRAL AND NORTHERN SECTIONS

There is plenty of moisture associated with the potent system that is tracking through Quebec Monday, but its path will keep the heaviest snow accumulations north of the St. Lawrence.

The snow pushed into the Montreal area Sunday night, with more than 10 cm recorded in the city through early Monday. Climbing temperatures however, resulted in a transition over to rain, making for a wet and slushy early commute into work.

As temperatures struggle to move above zero for areas north of the city, the threat for freezing rain and ice pellets will persist through Monday afternoon.

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The heaviest snow totals will be through the Laurentians, with the threat for 30+ cm before it tapers later Monday. Drivers are being urged to plan ahead and adjust for the changing road conditions.

Areas from Gatineau to Quebec City could also see more periods of freezing rain and ice pellets, transitioning to wet snow in the afternoon before gradually tapering off.

Winds will ramp up with the passage of the low, with gusts of 40-60 km/h expected as well, which will likely create hazardous travel on the roads due to blowing and drifting snow.

WATCH: ICE COVERED ROADS CREATE DANGEROUS TRAVEL MONDAY

WEDNESDAY: NEXT SMALLER HELPING OF SNOW

Beyond this early week storm, a somewhat disorganized system will track across the region on Wednesday, with more snow to the north and a rain-snow mix in the south.

This could bring another 5-10 cm of snow to the Montreal area through Thursday.

Be sure to check back we continue to monitor this system.

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