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The Quebec Weather Forecast Predicts A Storm With Up To 25 cm Of Snow In Some Areas Today

Environment Canada is warning Quebecers to avoid non-essential travel on Sunday.

Contributing Writer
Snowplow on Quebec road.

Snowplow on Quebec road.

While many of us are patiently waiting for spring weather to hit la belle province, it seems winter hasn't said its last word just yet, folks.

On Sunday, March 6, the Quebec weather forecast predicts another winter storm making its way to the province, causing icy road conditions and a large amount of snow in some areas.

Environment Canada went so far as to tell us to expect "hazardous winter conditions" in some parts of the province, so it's sounding like a good day to stay inside.

In total, up to 25 centimetres of snow is expected in these areas:

  • Amqui - Matapédia Valley
  • Kamouraska - Rivière-du-Loup - Trois-Pistoles
  • Lac-Saint-Jean
  • New Carlisle - Chandler
  • Restigouche - Bonaventure
  • Rimouski - Mont-Joli
  • Saguenay
  • Témiscouata

There are also several areas that are under a freezing rain alert in Quebec.

"Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Utility outages may occur," warns Environment Canada.

Up to 10 millimetres of freezing rain is expected in these areas:

  • Abitibi
  • Beauce
  • Charlevoix
  • Drummondville - Bois-Francs
  • Eastern Townships
  • La Tuque
  • La Vérendrye Wildlife Reserve
  • Lachute - Saint-Jérôme
  • Lanaudière
  • Laurentians
  • Laurentians Wildlife Reserve
  • Mauricie
  • Metro Montréal - Laval
  • Mont-Laurier
  • Mont-Tremblant Park - Saint-Michel-des-Saints
  • Montmagny - L'Islet
  • Parent - Gouin Reservoir
  • Québec
  • Richelieu Valley - Saint-Hyacinthe
  • Témiscamingue
  • Vaudreuil - Soulanges - Huntingdon

The government asks that if you don't have to travel today, you consider avoiding it because of the poor road conditions you'll likely be met with.

If you've got some essential travel to do, "Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions."

This article’s cover image was used for illustrative purposes only.

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