Environment Canada issues a special weather statement for Montreal this weekend

Feb 22 2019, 1:23 pm

After dealing with historical proportions of snow yesterday, Montreal’s wintery cocktail of weather will continue into the weekend.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Montreal and its surrounding areas calling for a potentially dangerous mixed bag of precipitation.

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“An intense low pressure system will track across Quebec on Sunday and Monday,” reads the alert. “Precipitation may start as snow before quickly changing to freezing rain over Southern Quebec Saturday night overnight or early Sunday morning. Later in the day, rain is expected as temperatures should climb above the freezing mark.”

The statement was issued in the early hours of Friday morning and is in effect for the following areas:

  • Châteauguay – La Prairie area
  • Laval area
  • Longueuil – Varennes area
  • Montréal Island area

Untreated surfaces like roads, walkways and parking lots could become icy, slippery and dangerous, as per Environment Canada.

Environment Canada

The weather website urges citizens to follow weather updates and alerts and to remain vigilant when travelling outdoors.