A first snowfall is confirmed for all of Quebec

It is now all of Quebec that will host the winter landscapes, after the east of the province woke up on Sunday in a white setting. As of Wednesday, about ten centimeters of snow is expected in several regions of the province.

Delphine Belzile

Delphine Belzile
The Press

Environment and Climate Change Canada predicts 5 to 10 centimeters of snow in the south of the province, 10 to 15 in central Quebec and up to 25 centimeters in Estrie and Beauce. The federal agency warns, however, that “the quantities could change according to the trajectory of the system”.

A “winter storm” warning has even been reported for the northern Gaspé Peninsula, while an accumulation of 15 to 25 centimeters of snow is expected on Thursday. The weather system should reach the region on Wednesday evening and hit the North Shore the next day.

Since Sunday evening, several centimeters of snow have already accumulated on the roads of eastern Quebec. Some sectors have lost the current, especially in the Bas-Saint-Laurent. Up to 25 centimeters of snow accumulated last Monday in Témiscouata and in the Parc national de la Gaspésie.

Provide winter tires

Environment and Climate Change Canada has issued an alert to motorists, warning them in particular to “check the weather conditions before leaving” and to install winter tires.

By the way, drivers have until 1er December to get winter tires. Otherwise, they could be subject to a fine of $200 to $300, says Transports Québec.

Up to 10 centimeters of snow should cover the streets of Greater Montreal on Wednesday. Environment Canada also warned that it “could have a significant impact on rush-hour traffic in urban areas.”

“Be sure to adjust your driving to the weather conditions, slow down and be patient,” advised the Sûreté du Québec on social networks.

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