Motorists in the Capitale-Nationale and Chaudiere-Appalaches will have to be cautious on Tuesday morning, as 15 centimeters of snow is expected in the region.
According to Environment Canada, a low pressure system from the Northeast will bring the first flakes late afternoon on Monday in southern Quebec. Showers that will intensify during the night and persist throughout the day Tuesday.
Strong winds will accompany this snowfall, reducing visibility on the roads due to blowing snow. The thickening snow mat will also make travel difficult, creating difficult road conditions, says the government agency.
"To reclaim winter"
According to Environment Canada, a low pressure system from the Northeast will bring the first flakes late afternoon on Monday in southern Quebec. Showers that will intensify during the night and will persist throughout the day of Tuesday ec, Pierre-Olivier Fortin.
During these two days, the mercury will fluctuate between – 3 and – 5 degrees Celsius. However, due to wind chill, it could drop to -13 degrees.
In 2019, the deadline to install winter tires was extended to December 1, contrary to December 15, which had been introduced since 2008. Even if this change is announced since last spring, Mr. Fortin is well aware that many motorists may not be compliant.
"For the years to come, we will have to extend the season to put the tires. We, we recommend to people now to make an appointment at the beginning of October. "
For latecomers who will still not be shod for the winter this week, Fortin recommends squarely avoid using their car. He also asks the bosses to be understanding since it would not be surprising if workers arrive late to work.
The MTQ is reassuring
For its part, the Quebec Ministry of Transport (MTQ) ensures that it is ready for any eventuality when winter arrives.
"The ministry is ready. We follow the evolution of the situation, with the type of precipitation, "said spokesman Martin Girard.
-With the collaboration of QMI Agency