Spring storm brings significant wintry impact to Quebec

Widespread winter storm and freezing rain warnings cover Quebec as a potent Colorado Low pushes in. The storm has already resulted in widespread power outages, travel delays and school closures in Ontario.

Snow will begin over southern Quebec Thursday morning, spreading eastward throughout the day. Upwards of 30 cm of snow is possible over regions north of a line from Pontiac to Charlevoix and Chaleur Bay.

Drivers are being warned to prepare for reduced visibility in heavy and blowing snow and to adjust travel plans as needed.

The snow will transition to ice pellets and freezing rain throughout the day with 5-10 mm of ice accumulation expected.

“The Lachute and Lanaudière areas may see up to 15 millimetres of ice accumulation,” says Environment Canada in the freezing rain warning. “Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots will become icy, slippery and hazardous. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions.”

(Source: The Weather Network)