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Snow, cold and roads slippery conditions in southern Quebec

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Early Sunday, a notice of winter road conditions was posted on the site Environment Canada website.(Archive photo)

The Canadian Press

A little more snow than expected fell overnight in the greater Montreal area, making road conditions difficult.

Shortly before 5 a.m. Sunday morning, a “winter road conditions advisory in effect” was posted on the Environment and Climate Change Canada website.

Total snow accumulations of 5 to 15 centimeters were expected through the evening. Snow combined with cold weather makes for slippery road conditions.

A weather advisory was also in effect near Gatineau and Trois-Rivières.

This is therefore a foretaste of a major storm with different types of precipitation and strong to violent winds to come starting Tuesday evening, according to Environment Canada.

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Road conditions are difficult. (Archive photo)

The predicted storm will this time affect the entire province, from Gatineau to Quebec, Rivière-du-Loup, Baie-Comeau, Saguenay and Gaspé between Tuesday evening and Thursday morning, according to Environment Canada forecasts.

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Sunday morning, shortly before 7 a.m., the Ministry of Transport and Sustainable Mobility showed fair road conditions in the greater Montreal area and in the northern and southern suburbs.

A few road exits were reported, notably on highway 15 north in Laval and a little further north, on highway 640 in Rosemère, in the Laurentians.

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