A first snowfall will fall this week in western Quebec

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A first snowfall will fall this week in western Quebec

Snow alerts were issued for many areas of the North Shore and Bas-Saint-Laurent on Monday.

Quebecers will see the first snowflakes of the winter season appear this week, according to Environment Canada, but some regions are already under a white carpet Monday morning.

For the greater regions of Montreal and Quebec, the first snowfall should show up on Wednesday, with the passage of a system from Texas.

In a special weather report published early Monday morning, Environment Canada qualified however that due to temperatures that will be near the freezing point, it is too early to comment on the amount of snow. expected.

This bulletin affects most regions of southern Quebec. However, for the more eastern sectors of the province, a white carpet had already settled on Monday.

In Sept-Îles, for example, 12 centimeters of snow fell on Saturday, from the aftermath of Tropical Storm Nicole, according to data provided Sunday by Environment Canada.

< p class="e-p"> Snow alerts were also published for many areas of the North Shore and Bas-Saint-Laurent on Monday, including Matane, Minganie, Rimouski and Mont-Joli.

Environment Canada warns that heavy snowfall is expected on Monday, up to 15 centimeters in places.

Adapt your driving to the road conditions changing. Rapid snow accumulation could make travel difficult in some areas. Visibility can be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow, reminds Environment Canada.

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