Ice storm warning in Quebec

MONTREAL – Environment Canada released a freezing rain warning just before 7:30 on Tuesday for several regions of southwestern and central Quebec.
The warning says that between two and five millimeters of ice could fall Tuesday morning.

The sectors concerned include the Island of Montreal, Laval, Saint-Jérôme, Longueuil, Drummondville, Joliette, Berthierville, Sherbrooke, Magog, Victoriaville, Lac-Mégantic, Coaticook, Thetford Mines and Sorel-Tracy.

Environment Canada warns that such a warning is issued when rain falls while temperatures are below zero, resulting in ice accumulations. It is therefore possible that surfaces such as roads, streets, sidewalks and parking lots will become icy and slippery.

At 7:30 am, the Department of Transport reported that on the highways of southwestern Quebec, the roadway was generally wet, but ice conditions were reported in a few places, particularly in the regions of Terrebonne, Lanaudière, and Saint -Jean-sur-Richelieu, in Montérégie.

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