Winter storm to bring up to 40 cm of snow to Montreal

A winter storm is on its way to southwestern Quebec, following what has been a week of erratic weather across the province.

Environment Canada says the major storm will begin late Tuesday afternoon before intensifying during the night. The snow is expected to last throughout Wednesday.

A total of 25 to 40 centimetres of snow is expected by Wednesday for Montreal, along with strong winds and blowing snow.

The weather agency has issued a winter storm warning for several areas; travel could be dangerous due to reduced visibility on the roads.

“Avoid travel if possible,” said Environment Canada. “Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations.”

The heavy bout of snow is expected to wallop several regions, including Montreal, Vaudreuil-Soulanges, the Laurentians, the Eastern Townships and the Quebec City areas.

Most southwestern Quebec regions will see up to 30 centimetres of snow. Environment Canada says those along the Saint Lawrence Valley will see up to 40 centimetes.

This comes after a week-long cocktail of volatile weather in Montreal, which included freezing rain, fluctuating temperatures and strong winds.

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