Environment Canada has issued a winter storm watch for Montreal

Jan 28 2019, 1:47 pm

Well, happy Monday(?).

Environment Canada has issued a winter storm watch to start off your week, Montreal.

A low out of Colorado will track over the Great Lakes on Tuesday which will form into a “major storm on Wednesday,” according to the weather website.

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

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

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

Winter storm watches are issued when multiple types of severe winter weather are expected to occur together.

The Weather Network

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