Blizzard conditions lead to treacherous travel in Quebec
Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 8:06 AM - The same system that made a mess of the roads across Ontario Tuesday night continues to impact much of Quebec with heavy snow and gusty winds.
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Although blizzard warnings were lifted across southern Quebec Wednesday morning, hazardous driving conditions were reported in Montreal and surrounding areas due to blowing snow and reduced visibility.
Some areas are also dealing with periods of freezing rain with 2-5 mm expected through the day.
"Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery," warns Environment Canada. "Freezing rain warnings are issued when rain falling in sub-zero temperatures creates ice build-up and icy surfaces."
Upwards of 20 cm of snow is expected over central and eastern Quebec before the system pushes east, but the combination of snow and northeasterly winds will continue to produce poor conditions and blowing snow.