The Minister of Transport has issued a warning to motorists who intend to take the road this weekend: due to the forecast snowstorm, road conditions will be particularly difficult in part of the territory.
• Read also: Winter storm: getting ready for the first wave of the year
Current forecasts are 15 to 30 centimeters of snow in many areas of Quebec. This snowfall will be accompanied by powerful gusts.
“The Department also wishes to reassure all road users whose essential trips are authorized according to the rules imposed by the curfew in force: snow removal operations will be carried out normally, day and night. . However, it is possible that the low traffic on the roads could reduce the effectiveness of de-icing salts, hence the importance of being extra careful during essential trips made, ”the ministry warned in a press release on Friday.
“In addition, it is important to mention that in the context of the pandemic, some temporary accommodation resources may not be available in several regions. The Department therefore suggests that users plan their trips accordingly or postpone any non-essential trip, ”it was added.