July 6, 2022

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The first blizzard in southern Quebec

The first blizzard in southern Quebec

If Environment Canada’s forecast turns out to be right, remove your shovel on the roads on Monday morning as the first blizzard is likely to hit southern Quebec, and be prepared to work hard.

Snowfall of up to 15 cm is expected in Montreal in the morning.

The weather conditions on the Quebec side are the same, with a total of 10 to 20 centimeters being possible by the end of the day.

In any case, there will be a few millimeters of freezing rain during the morning.

Like these pedestrians last February, Quebecars in many areas will have to face the consequences of the first major storm of winter on Monday.

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Like these pedestrians last February, Quebecars in many areas will have to face the consequences of the first major storm of winter on Monday.

Environment Canada also forecast strong winds of more than 60 km per hour in many places.

Canadian ecologist Maza Rapike predicts that this cocktail will suffice to create a “crust” of slippery or icy roads, streets and sidewalks.

To slow down

In this case, Ms. Rapike stated that “travel can be difficult” during rush hours.

“The most important first thing is to slow down. If you ever need to brake in an emergency, knowing that the road is covered with snow can take a little longer,” said Nicholas Ryan, CAA-Quebec’s director of public affairs.

Driving distractions such as cell phones and conversations with passengers should also be avoided to focus on the road.

This first blizzard will also serve as a reminder to latecomers who have not installed their winter tires, the deadline is December 1st.

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They face fines ranging from $ 200 to $ 300.

Expected Cumulative

  • Montreal : 10 to 15 cm
  • Quebec : 10 to 20 cm
  • Lanaudier, Saint-Jerome, Laurence : 15 to 25 cm
  • Mont-Tremblant, Gatino, Pontiac : 15 cm
  • Estree : 5 to 10 cm
  • Saguney : 10 to 20 cm

Source: Environment Canada

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