First storm: Schools closed and snow-covered roads in Quebec

Quebecs have to pick up their shovels to remove snow, while the first snowstorm has accumulated to 15 to 20 centimeters in most parts of the province.

The weather cocktail will bring 2 to 4 centimeters of frost on Monday morning, which will complicate traffic during rush hour, especially in Montreal, Laval and Montreux.

Environment Canada warns that sidewalks and sidewalks may become icy and slippery due to snowstorms.

Photo agency QMI, Pascal Girard

Winter storm warnings issued by the Federal Agency cover most parts of Quebec, especially in Laurentians, Lanaudière, Gatineau, Mauricie, Beauce, Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean and Capitale-Nation.

An additional accumulation of 5 to 10 cm is expected in these areas on Monday afternoon.

Photo agency QMI, Pascal Girard

The blizzard will continue till Monday evening and Tuesday morning with a snowfall of up to 15 cm in the eastern part of the province.

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Hundreds of schools were closed

The storm, which has been pounding Quebec for hours, is forcing some school service centers (CSS). The ports of their schools have to be closed all day.

In all, several hundred schools and training centers were closed during the day on Monday.

On Monday afternoon it is a cocktail that falls in all parts of the southern part of the province.

Snow accumulation and freezing rain make driving difficult. Many parts of the road are covered with snow and visibility is reduced sector wise.

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In Laval, classes at the School Service Center’s schools were suspended Monday due to inclement weather, according to a CSSL press release.

Online courses are also being canceled, while daycare services are open, according to the rules applicable to academic days.

In Capitale-Nationale and Chaudière-Appalaches and Outaouais, their schools are closed for similar reasons.

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