First snow makes travel difficult in Greater Montreal
Road conditions were difficult Wednesday morning due to a snowfall sweeping across Quebec.
Traffic is difficult Wednesday morning on the roads of the greater Montreal area. Motorists should be careful, as about ten centimeters are expected for this first snowfall of the season.
A six-vehicle pile-up occurred early in the morning on Highway 50 in Grenville-sur-la-Rouge, forcing it to close for over an hour in both directions between Kilmar Road and Scotch Road.< /p>
The Sûreté du Québec (SQ) reports dozens of road exits on its territory, but there are however no major incidents, according to agent Marythé Bolduc.< /p>
In the Laurentians, traffic is slow on highways 13 and 15, and crossings southbound to get to Laval are difficult. The roads are partially covered, but visibility is good, says Transports Québec.
In Laval, an accident on Highway 15 northbound also complicated life for motorists . The incident, which occurred near Curé-Labelle Boulevard, also involved several vehicles.
In Montérégie too, road conditions are difficult due to snowfall. Several sections are partially snow-covered Wednesday morning.
The first snowflakes began to fall last night in the south of the province, where temperatures are approaching the point of freezing.
In Montreal and Laval, the situation is different, the majority of traffic lanes are clear and visibility is good. But the precipitation that will continue during the day could make travel more difficult for motorists.
In Montreal, 5 to 10 centimeters of snow were forecast during the day, while accumulations could reach 10 to 15 cm in Mauricie and 15 to 20 cm in the region of Quebec.
A few flights were canceled or delayed at Montreal-Trudeau airport due to weather conditions.
With information from La Presse canadienne