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.
- Today is already Montreal's snowiest February 21 in nearly 70 years
- $400M deconstruction of the old Champlain Bridge expected to take 3 years
- Dad charged with murder of 11-year-old Riya Rajkumar dies in hospital
- The Northern Lights will be dimmer for the next decade
“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.
The weather website urges citizens to follow weather updates and alerts and to remain vigilant when travelling outdoors.