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Heavy snow pushes into eastern Ontario, Quebec


Staff writers
April 12, 2013 — Winter hangs on in Quebec with up to 25 cm of snow forecast through Saturday.


Snowfall forecast through Saturday
Snowfall forecast through Saturday

Tune into The Weather Network on TV for live updates on this storm.

The same system that brought treacherous road conditions and ice accretion to southern Ontario is continuing to push east into southern Quebec. 

"The precipitation will start out as snow in places like Ottawa and Montreal before transitioning to ice pellets," says Gerald Cheng, a meteorologist at The Weather Network. "Later in the day on Friday, the precipitation will change back to mostly snow."

Up to 25 cm of snow is forecast in the hardest hit places. That prompted several schools in eastern Ontario to cancel buses early Friday.

"The cold air is winning this one in Quebec, which is why it will be mostly a snow event," adds Cheng. "In Ontario, warmer temperatures have complicated things by creating conditions for ice pellets and freezing rain."

Environment Canada issued widespread snowfall warnings and special weather statements ahead of the storm, warning of the potential for dangerous road conditions.

Motorists are urged to adjust travel plans and check the road conditions before heading out. 

Be sure to plan your trip ahead of time using an advisor like The Travelers Network.

Tweet your storm updates to @weathernetwork using the hashtags #qcstorm and #twn.

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