Heavy snow, strong winds, risk of coastal flooding hit Quebec
Monday, March 31, 2014, 9:44 AM -
A powerful system that's been working its way up the U.S. Seaboard has been bringing more heavy snow and strong winds to Quebec.
Poor driving conditions were reported on Sunday, including in the city of Montreal where 15 cm of snow has piled up.
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Transports Québec reported some visibility concerns along highways in Montreal and the Outaouais region early Sunday before conditions gradually improved throughout the day.
Flight delays and cancellations were also reported at Montreal's Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau International Airport on Sunday and those with air travel plans are encouraged to call ahead.
"Another 5 to 15 centimetres of snow has yet to fall today, accompanied by blowing snow, over the Eastern Gaspé Peninsula," said Environment Canada in the warning early Monday. "Strong northeasterly winds are also reducing visibilities in blowing snow. Travels will still be difficult until conditions improve late in the day."
Strong northeasterly winds and heavy tides have also increased the potential for coastal flooding prompting a joint warning by Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Environment Canada.
The warning is in place for Quebec City.