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Up to 40 cm of snow in certain regions of Quebec

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The east of the country is waiting a new snowstorm after the broadside received earlier this week. (Archive photo)

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A major winter storm will affect Quebec and Ontario in the coming hours. Some areas will receive up to 40 centimeters of snow.

Road conditions will be hazardous in many areas. Strong winds and storm surges could cause road closures, warns Environment Canada.

Weather reports specials have been published for several regions.

Precipitation will begin Friday evening in Ontario and gradually move towards the&# x27;est.

For the most western regions of Quebec, the snowstorm, accompanied by strong winds, will settle in during the night, while the snow will begin during the day on Saturday in the areas the furthest east.

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According to Environment Canada, the regions that received the most snow at the start of the week will still receive the most large amounts of precipitation.

25 to 40 centimeters are expected in a wide corridor north of the St. Lawrence, from Quebec to Sept-Îles, passing through the regions south of Saguenay.

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On Wednesday, the Laurentians received between 30 and 40 centimeters of snow and Mauricie and Quebec City, 25 centimeters.

There is a special mention for the regions near Quebec which will have particularly strong winds and particularly heavy snow for a good period, at during the day on Saturday, warned meteorologist Jean-Philippe Bégin, during a press conference on Friday afternoon.

The Montreal region and areas south of the river will receive less precipitation, 15 to 20 centimeters in places, according to Environment Canada forecasts.

You should expect as conditions deteriorate rapidly.

A quote from Jean-Philippe Bégin, meteorologist at Environment Canada

Snow accumulation rates ranging Up to 5 centimeters per hour could be observed in some areas during the worst of the storm on Saturday, making road conditions hazardous, according to Environment Canada.

Citizens of Quebec, the North Shore, Bas-Saint-Laurent, Gaspésie and the Magdalen Islands must prepare for storm surges and very high waves.

Between now and Saturday, coastal overflows could occur in the same places as during the last storm, particularly for the regions near Quebec, in Saguenay, the southeastern regions of Gaspésie, although&#x27 ;a little less intense for Gaspésie, specified the Environment Canada meteorologist.

Roads along the river could be closed.

In certain regions such as Estrie, the snow should change to rain during the day Saturday and icy conditions, accompanied by strong winds, could cause power outages again.

Wednesday, winds overturned a coach in Estrie.

Strong winds are also forecast for the day on Sunday, according to Environment Canada.

Snow squalls will begin Saturday evening east of Great Lakes, behind the depression.

In New Brunswick, snow precipitation will reach the east of the province Saturday afternoon. Snow will change to sleet, then rain over most of the province later today.

Environment Canada warns that the arrival of this disturbance will coincide with an astronomical high tide, which will cause high water levels.

Gusts of up to 90 km/h are forecast near the Fundy coast and along the Bay of Chaleur.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116