Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for Montreal

Jan 28 2019, 8:59 pm

Hours after issuing a winter storm watch for Montreal and its surrounding areas, Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning on top of it. Literally.

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“Persons in or near this area should be on the lookout for adverse weather conditions and take necessary safety precautions,” reads the weather agency’s alert. “Watch for updated statements.”

The watch was posted late this afternoon and is in effect for the following areas:

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

As reported earlier, Environment Canada’s first alert forecasts that “snowfall amounts could exceed 15 centimetres over these areas by Tuesday evening. In addition, visibility will be reduced to near zero in the blowing snow in the afternoon.”

The warning continues that “rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility in some locations.”

Environment Canada urges citizens to monitor weather alerts and updates and to be diligent on the roads.