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MONTREAL – The large storm that has settled over Quebec since Tuesday night will continue on Wednesday, making travel particularly difficult. Many school boards have announced the closure of schools and flights have also been cancelled at the Montréal-Trudeau airport.
The storm has already left up to 30 cm of snow in some places, and a dozen additional is to be expected in the course of the morning. The storm has already left a 20 to 40 cm of snow, particularly on the Haut-Saint-Laurent.
The notice of a winter storm issued Tuesday by Environment Canada is still in effect on most sectors.
After the Great Lakes basin, the south and the centre-du-Québec, the storm moved on, the Bas-Saint-Laurent, in the night from Tuesday to Wednesday, and will affect the Gaspé peninsula Wednesday. 20 to 30 centimetres are expected in these regions.
Weather conditions are expected to improve over southern Quebec on Wednesday morning, while the region of Quebec will have to wait until afternoon or early evening.
The accumulation of snow and strong winds will make visibility almost zero and travel is particularly difficult in some places.
Schools closed and flights cancelled
Many school boards have announced, as of Tuesday evening, the closure of schools. To find out if your children’s school will keep its doors open Wednesday, see the alert bar VAT New.
The City of Montreal has also urged its citizens to stay at home on Wednesday.
About the airport Montreal-Trudeau airport, several flights have been delayed or simply cancelled because of the poor conditions.