Snowstorm, wind or rain in Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes

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Snowstorm, wind or rain in Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes

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A cyclist braves the snow in Hamilton, Ontario during the storm that hit the country on January 25, 2023.

Heavy snowfall in Eastern Canada since Wednesday has begun to disrupt many transportation activities.

In southern Ontario, Environment Canada reports Thursday morning that some areas may have received a total of 25 centimeters of snow or slightly more.

In Quebec, Environment Canada announces a total accumulation of 15 to 25 centimeters of snow for several regions, including those of Montreal, the Laurentians, Mauricie, Estrie, Beauce and Quebec.

The storm will then reach the regions further east, as far as Gasp├ęsie and on the Lower North Shore, where there may be even more snow and where sometimes strong winds will cause more damage. subject to conditions.

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Late night snow was generally covered on Highways 20 and 40. Visibility was good to poor from the Ontario border to the Quebec region, where it was sometimes nil due to snow blades caused by the winds.

On highways 10 and 15, the roadway was mostly snow-covered, but visibility was passable.

The City of Montreal announced that a snow removal operation was going to take place. begin Thursday around 7 a.m., starting with neighborhoods in the east of the city. Snowfall should then gradually decrease.

An Ontario family crosses the street as snow falls heavily, January 25, 2023, in Hamilton.

On Wednesday, Lester B. Pearson International Airport in Toronto reported that 25% of its departures and 26% of its arrivals had been cancelled, or more than 400 flights. As of Thursday morning, the number of delayed or canceled departures had decreased, but Ottawa International Airport also reported several canceled departures.

Dozens of flights were delayed or canceled early Thursday morning at Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau International Airport, but the situation seemed less serious at Jean-Lesage International Airport in Quebec City.

In New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, a multitude of rain and wind warnings have been issued by Environment Canada.

In most parts of central and northern New Brunswick, snow at times heavy may change to rain Thursday afternoon. Further south, some 20 millimeters of rain could fall in the Moncton area.

A person walking on a snowy sidewalk in downtown Moncton.

The Saint John area will experience heavy rain and high winds, with southeasterly gusts of up to 80 km/h. 40 to 50 millimeters of rain are forecast along the Bay of Fundy coast.

In Nova Scotia, the total amount of rain expected in Halifax will range from 25 to 50 millimeters, but it could reach 70 millimeters in the south-west of the province. Further northeast, the Cape Breton Peninsula will be swept by southerly winds, bringing gusts of 90 to 100 km/h.

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