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Snow storm in Canada adds to the miseries, led 200 flights cancellations


Arhama AltafWeb Editor

31st Dec, 2019. 10:17 am
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Canada snow storm

A snow storm in Canada led to the cancellation of nearly 200 flights on Monday.

The snow storm and freezing rain disrupted both departures and arrivals at airports in Montreal, country’s largest city Toronto.

Worst-affected was Montreal-Trudeau International Airport with more than 100 cancellations, mostly to Ontario and the northeast United States.

According to the details, Snow accumulations of 6-8 inches expected by Tuesday evening in southern Quebec.

The storm came after Montreal had a snowless Christmas, something that happens about once every five years, the ministry said.

Only 5 inches of snow had fallen in December, compared with an average of 49 centimeters for that month.

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for a swath of southern Quebec till Tuesday evening.

The weather agency says up to 25 centimetres of snow is expected for several regions, including Montreal, the Laurentians, the Eastern Townships and the Quebec City area.

Neighboring parts of the United States in the northeast and New England regions have also experienced heavy snow and rain or freezing rain.

Moisture from that system was surging northward, the US National Weather Service said.

According to Environment Canada, the bout of winter weather could make travel difficult.

Drivers should be careful on the roads as weather conditions change, it said.

The multi-functional path for cyclists and pedestrians on the new Samuel de Champlain Bridge also closed until late Tuesday night.

Officials say the path will reopen after work crews clear it and ensure it is safe for all users.

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The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a winter storm warning in northeastern Minnesota and northern Wisconsin.

Heavy snow and gusty winds expected to create difficult travel conditions.

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