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Montreal returns to ‘normal’ after first wintry weather hits city

Watch: Ines de la Cuetara finds out how the snow affected Montreal — and gets reaction from Montrealers

MONTREAL — After heavy snowfall, blowing snow and ice, and winds that occasionally reached nearly 70 kilometres an hour, southern Quebec is slowly returning to normal.

The snow caused flight delays, cancellations and treacherous road conditions for many in Montreal, with the city’s transit authority warning Wednesday evening of delays due to road conditions.

Pile-up on Highway 20 east of Quebec City on December 10, 2014. Global News

There were numerous accidents along Highway 20 on Wednesday, a stretch known for being particularly treacherous due to blowing snow and vicious winds.

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READ MORE: Treacherous road conditions cause accidents on Highway 20

After nearly 20 cm of snow on Wednesday, the forecast for Thursday is more snow — from 2 to 4 cm of the white stuff, but as Montreal warms up (to a high of plus 1°C), this will become mixed with rain by the afternoon.

Commuters can expect some blowing snow early Thursday morning, with northeast winds at 30 km/h gusting to 50 and veering to the northwest around noon to about 20 30 km/h. Environment Canada is saying that the weather system is expected to move east by Friday.

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Heavy snow didn’t just create traffic chaos in Montreal, it covered trees (causing some damage to branches) and the city in a beautiful blanket of white.

Take a look at some of the gorgeous photos we received from Global News viewers.

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A glimpse down Sherbrooke Street in Montreal on December 10, 2014. Sara Ansari
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A glimpse of the snow in Saint-Étienne-de-Bolton in the Eastern Townships of Quebec on December 10, 2014. Jenny Parrocha
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Bikes covered in snow in Montreal on December 10, 2014. Jyoti Kansal
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A snow covered tree in Montreal on December 10, 2014. Kat Rine Rose
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A snow covered garden in Montreal on December 10, 2014. Louis Caldera
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Snow removal crews out in force in Montreal on December 10, 2014. Global News
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An evening snow globe in Montreal on December 10, 2014. Mario Arap
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A dangerous looking drive in Gouin West, Quebec, on December 10, 2014. Nad Al Alami
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A snowy park in Montreal on December 10, 2014. Global News
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A glimpse of Mont Royal in Montreal on December 10, 2014. Global News
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A snowy scene in Montreal on December 10, 2014. Scott Red Cloud
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A white blanket of snow covered everything - even shopping carts - in Montreal on December 10, 2014. Tiffany Ellis
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A glimpse of snow in Montreal on December 10, 2014.
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A glimpse outside the Atwater Metro in Montreal on December 10, 2014.
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Snow covered stop sign in Greenfield Park on December 10, 2014.
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A view of the downtown skyline on December 10, 2014. Global News
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Snow covered cavalry in Montreal on December 10, 2014.
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A snowy alley in Montreal on December 10, 2014. Global News
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A snowy scene in Montreal North on December 10, 2014.
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A snowy scene in Montreal on December 10, 2014. Chris Dinopoulos
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A snowy scene in St. Lazare, Quebec, on December 10, 2014. Emily Holding Broker

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WATCH: Montreal’s weather forecast

Check for regular weather updates and get your full weather forecast here.

School closures

There are no school closures reported in the Montreal area.

Travel and transit alerts

Montreal area roads and highways: Icy conditions reported.

Check Montreal traffic and road conditions here.

Metro and bus services: At 6:45 a.m, the STM was reporting delays due to road conditions. Check STM service updates here.

AMT train services: None reported. Check AMT train line service updates here.

Pierre-Elliot Trudeau International Airport: Cancellations and delays reported. Before leaving for the airport, check your flight status here.

Snow clearing updates

Are you trying to find a parking spot during Montreal’s massive snow-clearing operations? Check out the online parking spot map here.

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Stay up-to-date on snow removal operations in Montreal by downloading the Info Neige MTL snow removal app here.

Montrealers can expect to see a lot more of this after a snowstorm hit the city on December 10, 2014. Global News

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