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QUEBEC | Big winter blast

Potent storm drops more than 60 cm of snow on Quebec

Daksha Rangan
Digital Reporter

Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 9:40 AM - A slow-moving system that dropped more than 60 cm of snow on Charlevoix will continue to bring messy conditions to eastern Quebec through Wednesday.

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A handful of winter storm and snowfall warnings remain in effect for areas along the St. Lawrence River, east of Quebec City, with Environment Canada cautioning of “hazardous winter conditions” through Wednesday evening.

Although Montreal was spared from the heaviest snow, the Quebec City area dealt with school closures and flight cancellations at Jean-Lesage Airport on Wednesday, CBC News reports.

Courtesy: Michel Paradis in Drummondville, Que.

Strong winds between 80-90 km/h also made for treacherous travel conditions, with Quebec City police reporting dozens of collisions through Tuesday evening.

In a tweet on Wednesday, Hydro-Quebec said its crews continue to work hard to restore power after the storm – particularly in the Mauricie region, where Shawinigan saw at least 40 cm of snow.

Areas along the Gaspe and the Bas St. Laurent region will see an additional 5-10 cm through Wednesday evening, with some getting into a messy rain-snow mix.

Coastal flooding also remains a threat, with storm surge warnings in effect.


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