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Another wintery blast hits Quebec


Staff writers
January 17, 2012 — A low pressure system that moved in from the U.S. is bringing heavy snow and freezing rain to parts of Quebec.


Snowfall forecast through Wednesday
Snowfall forecast through Wednesday

It was just last week when parts of Quebec faced icy conditions and up to 25 cm of snow. The wintery weather lead to poor driving conditions and caught some motorists off guard.

Roads are expected to deteriorate once again this week with another messy mix moving in.

Snow started to fall in parts of southern Quebec early Tuesday. Up to 15 cm is possible in Montreal by the time all is said and done with locally higher amounts likely.

Officials say snow and blowing snow could reduce visibility significantly and motorists should adjust their driving habits accordingly. City crews have been out in full force since late last Wednesday trying to keep roads and sidewalks clear.

There is also a risk for freezing rain through the afternoon and evening hours with the potential for 2-5 mm to accumulate.

Getting around the province could be tricky and Air Canada issued a travel advisory warning of possible delays and cancellations in Montreal, Ottawa and Quebec city due to the weather.

This same system will make its way into Atlantic Canada Tuesday evening. By Wednesday morning, every major city in the region will see some rain. Western Newfoundland may see isolated incidents of freezing rain - but this will dissipate quickly as warm air moves through the area.

Make sure to check out the Alerts section of our website for the latest weather alerts in your area.

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