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Winter storm warning for Metro Montreal

Last Updated Feb 12, 2019 at 9:55 am EDT

Summary

Up to 40cms expected in some areas


Low visibility, difficult travel possible


MONTREAL (CITYNEWS) – Extreme weather has been gripping Canada and Montreal is no exception–parts of the metro area could see up 40 centimetres of snow Tuesday afternoon and evening.

Environment Canada has issued a winter storm warning for Metro Montreal-Laval. The agency says a low-pressure system coming from the American Midwest is intensifying as it moves over the Great Lakes.

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“Additionally, this storm will be accompanied by strong winds which will cause widespread blowing snow locally reducing visibilities to near zero,” reads the alert from the meteorological team.

“Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow.”

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Highest snowfall amounts are expected from the greater Montreal area to the Eastern Townships, as well as over Charlevoix.

For the latest weather forecast, click here.