Difficult conditions on roads with snow and ice

Difficult conditions on roads with snow and ice

MISE & Agrave; DAY

With less than a week before the deadline to install your winter tires, caution is required on the roads since a cocktail of snow and freezing rain is expected to fall as soon as this morning in several regions of Quebec.

“Ideally, those who do not need to drive, do not take your vehicle”, summarizes Jesse Caron, automotive expert at CAA Quebec.

Sections of southern Quebec could receive a first snowfall due to a depression from the Great Lakes. & Nbsp;

Mixed precipitation

“For Montreal, it's more of a mixture of precipitation than you expect,” explains Gregory Yang, meteorologist for Environment Canada. It will start in rain and turn to snow. We expect 2 to 4 cm of snow by [Friday evening] and 5 cm on the South Shore. “

Moving east, the snow could be more abundant since Estrie, Beauce and Bas-Saint-Laurent are waiting up to 20 cm, says Mr. Yang.

Risky rush hour

Motorists from the North Shore and Laval will have to exercise great caution since freezing rain was forecast for these regions last night.

“Since it happens during the night, the rush hour could be riskier this morning, “warns Mr. Yang. & nbsp;

” There is always a little more breaststroke on the road at the first snowfall, recalls Jesse Caron . There is always something to surprise us and you have to get used to braking sooner. “

Especially since many motorists could drive without their winter tires, since the deadline to be able to take the road without them only arrives next Wednesday.

” It will be a problem for some people who are not made early enough to have an appointment or who have not reserved their tires, thinks Mr. Caron. There were [already] delays in installing tires, ”he adds, referring to the shortage of labor and new tires.

–With the QMI Agency

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