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Heavy snow, strong winds wreak havoc on Quebec roads

Staff writers

February 8, 2013 — Blowing snow and reduced visibility caused a slew of accidents on Quebec roads on Friday.

(file photo courtesy: Steven Czitronyi)
(file photo courtesy: Steven Czitronyi)

The Texas low that blasted southern Ontario brought significant snowfall to southwestern Quebec as well.

Parts of the region saw up to 20 cm of snow, enough to wreak havoc on roadways.

"The weather was bad in Quebec for drivers," says Marco Parent of MétéoMédia.

"Winds were very strong, causing blowing snow and lots of car accidents, resulting in injuries and one fatality."

The combination of fluffy snow and strong winds caused extremely poor visibility. Snow coated the roads, causing some cars to spin out.

Highway 10 was briefly closed Friday morning following a crash involving 5 vehicles.

State-side, the northeastern U.S. is preparing for a winter wallop

Thousands of flights have been cancelled in advance of what may be a record-breaking storm.

Visit the Alerts section of the website to keep on top of watches and warnings across the country.

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