A record Montreal snowstorm brought hazardous winter road conditions a little earlier than expected.\nThere have been some reports of accidents.\nMany drivers are still without winter tires.\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nAn overnight snowstorm that blanketed Montreal caused a series of headaches this morning, delaying traffic, flights, and closing schools across the city. The first major snowfall of the year covered Montreal in 20 centimetres of snow. City crews were working overnight to clear the roads and sidewalks of snow. Snow removal operations will begin Wednesday.\nThe morning commute was treacherous for drivers and several school boards in the Eastern Townships cancelled classes. Schools in Montreal remained open, however.\nAlong with the snow, Montreal will also experience a cold spell with temperatures reaching around -20 overnight and into Wednesday morning. Many drivers still don't have snow tires and that's creating a bit of havoc on the streets.\nThe SPVM and the City of Montreal recommend that people avoid using their cars to get around if they don't have winter tires installed. The SAAQ says that drivers could face a $60 fine if they don't drive carefully in winter conditions.\nNaturally, people were frustrated this morning and will be throughout the day. Snow removal contracts don't begin until November 15. Mayor Valérie Plante hopes that Montrealers will be patient and said that it's the first time in years the city has seen this much snow this early in November.\nIn fact, according to YUL Weather Records, it's the first time since 1980 that Montreal has seen this much snow so early in the season. The STM also warned people that bus service might be slowed down on Tuesday and Wednesday.\nYesterday was #Montréal's first 10cm of the season. Typical first is Dec 12. Record earliest is 1888-10-09; latest 1980-03-14. pic.twitter.com/Sv599gnpda— YUL Weather Records (@YUL_Weather) November 12, 2019\n[Winter is here!] 🚌⚠️❄️ Snowfall continues this morning and delays are to be expected on the bus network due to weather conditions. Plan your trip by checking the positioning of your bus in real time 👌 ⏩ https://t.co/PdubjrqAiA pic.twitter.com/RxES6I6cgw— STM (@stminfo) November 12, 2019\nThis morning, on the corner of Gouin and des Sources in Pierrefonds, a light pole fell onto the street and landed on a couple of cars. No one was injured.\nminneeeh | Instagram\nIn Montreal, only one school was closed as opposed to several in the Eastern Townships. That region got hit a lot harder than Montreal last night, seeing over 25 centimetres of snow.\nREAD ALSO: Transports Québec, STM & SPVM Warn Of Danger & Delays As Snow Continues In Montreal\nPeople are annoyed of course but it's business as usual for winter in Montreal. Unless this is your first winter in Montreal, the conditions should come as no surprise.\nMontreal: “we’ll clean the roads before 8 AM”Also Montreal:*puts ALL the damn snow that was on the road on the sidewalk* pic.twitter.com/Tum6oBtOgk— I HAVE FEAR (@ChirtmanJ) November 12, 2019\n#ChroniquesQuébécoisesLe truc le plus américain que vous verrez aujourd’hui: un truck Coca-Cola embourbé dans les 20cm de neige tombés cette nuit à Montréal pic.twitter.com/vW6E10dUp7— Julien Potié (@julienpotie) November 12, 2019\nTranslation: The most American thing you'll see today: a Coca Cola truck stuck in 20cm of snow that fell last night in Montreal.\nDrivers should note that some snow removal operations will begin overnight and Wednesday morning. People should be aware that "no parking" signs will be up in some neighbourhoods and should prepare accordingly.\nMontréal déclenche le chargement de la neige. Surveillez l'arrivée des panneaux de stationnement : nos équipes pourront ainsi dégager votre rue plus rapidement.L'hiver en ville, on s'active.» https://t.co/eAU3nSi2Ak pic.twitter.com/6x9OnqrEYF— Ville de Montréal (@MTL_Ville) November 12, 2019\nTranslation: Montreal triggers snow removal. Watch for the arrival of the parking signs: our teams will be able to clear your street faster. Winter in the city, let's go!\nUp to 17cm of snow now in Montreal since last evening. Crazy amount for so early in November. #QCStorm pic.twitter.com/guWwI9SC2u— Valley Weather (@valleyweather2) November 12, 2019\nView this post on Instagram Despegando del aeropuerto de YUL... #canada #quebec #montreal A post shared by Juan Vargas (@johnywyre) on Nov 12, 2019 at 11:23am PST\nIf you're travelling, make sure to check if your flight hasn't been delayed.\nView this post on Instagram Winter ❄️ #mtl #montreal #november #snow #white #winter #snowstorms #city #north #canada #quebec A post shared by Vincent Pouliot (@vince_2221) on Nov 12, 2019 at 11:20am PST\nExpect to be digging out of the snow these next few days! Be careful on the roads out there, folks.\nL’heure de pointe s’annonce difficile ce matin. Si vous devez vous déplacer, assurez-vous que vos phares et vos feux soient dégagés. Ralentissez et gardez vos distances. #Prudence sur le réseau. #HiverAuQuébec #sécuritéroutière pic.twitter.com/gfLPQhesaI— Sûreté du Québec (@sureteduquebec) November 12, 2019\nTranslation: Rush hour is going to be tough this morning. If you have to move, make sure your headlights and lights are clear. Slow down and keep your distance. #Prudence on the network.\nTake public transit when you can and get those winter boots out! We're in for a loooong week, Montreal.