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Environment Canada issues freezing rain and storm warning for Montreal

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DH Montreal Staff Jan 22, 2018 6:23 am 221

Environment Canada has issued a freezing rain and storm warning for Montreal.

“A major winter storm system to begin this week. Amounts of freezing rain will be significant. A winter storm will affect the province of Quebec beginning Monday afternoon through Wednesday,” said the weather agency in a statement. 

The warning is in effect for the following areas:

  • Châteauguay – La Prairie area
  • Laval area
  • Longueuil – Varennes area
  • Montréal Island area
Environment Canada Montreal

Environment Canada Montreal

Today, Montreal will see a high of -7°C  with snow. The snow will turn into ice pellets later in the evening.

“Freezing rain should begin this evening over southwestern Quebec and continue Tuesday. Significant accumulation of between 10 and 15 millimetres of freezing precipitation is possible especially over the Saint-Lawrence and Ottawa River valleys,” said Environment Canada.

“Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots will become icy, slippery and hazardous. Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve.”

Looks like it’s going to be another chilly week, Montreal!

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