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Messy system targets northern Ontario and Quebec

Drivers should prepare for icy roads
Drivers should prepare for icy roads

Staff writers

January 22, 2012 — Northern Ontario and Quebec brace for a blast of snow, freezing rain and ice pellets.

Warning for northern Ontario and Quebec
Warning for northern Ontario and Quebec

A low pressure system is developing over the southern U.S. - and it's tracking towards northern Ontario and Quebec.

“A powerful storm system will be moving into northern Ontario Sunday, and persist through Monday,” says Brian Dillon, a meteorologist at The Weather Network. “There will be heavy snow throughout northwestern Ontario, with total amounts between 15 and 25 cm north of Lake Superior.”

Several hours of freezing rain are expected in the overnight hours. Roadways are expected to be slippery during the Monday morning - and evening - commute.

Drivers are being reminded to lift the windshield wipers of parked cars to prevent them from freezing to the glass, and to top up on washer fluid.

Snow mixed with ice pellets will sweep western Quebec Monday morning. Temperatures will rise as the system tracks into eastern parts of the province, turning the snow into freezing rain by Monday evening.

The storm is expected to make its way into northern New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island late Monday.

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