A massive winter storm to start the week

A massive winter storm to start the week

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Most of the province will pass through a massive winter storm overnight Sunday through Monday.

This system from Colorado will bring various precipitations depending on the area. First, Environment Canada (EC) issued an ice storm warning for Monday morning for the La Vérendrye, Mont-Laurier and Montreal wildlife reserve areas. “Surfaces, such as roads, streets, sidewalks and parking lots, could become icy and slippery. Adapt your driving to changing road conditions, ”reads the federal agency's notice.

Temperatures of up to 9 degrees are expected for these regions.

Then, the Laurentians, Lanaudière, Mauricie and Haute-Gatineau will start the day Monday under the snow. A total of 15 to 30 centimeters of snow is expected from Sunday evening, and freezing rain will follow on Monday, due to rising mercury.

“The rapid accumulation of snow could make the trips difficult in some places. Surfaces, such as roads, streets, sidewalks and parking lots, could become icy and slippery. There could be significant repercussions on rush hour traffic in urban areas, ”said EC for these sectors.

Finally, Eastern Quebec, or Bas-Saint -Laurent, the North Shore should also be affected by the system, but not before Monday. “Precipitation in the form of snow, rain and freezing rain is expected through Tuesday. Strong winds and blowing snow could also accompany this storm./p>

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