January 12, 2018 5:11 pm
Updated: January 12, 2018 5:15 pm

Winter storm warning in Greater Montreal area

There's a winter storm warning in Montreal.

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Hazardous winter conditions are expected to descend on the Greater Montreal area, bringing a winter storm warning.

READ MORE: Blowing snow creating dangerous road conditions, delayed flights in Montreal

The warning is in effect for:

  • Châteauguay – La Prairie
  • Laval
  • Longueuil – Varennes
  • Montreal island

Environment Canada explained drastic changes in temperature, as well as freezing rain and snow, are expected over the next 24 hours.

READ MORE: Montreal prepares to help homeless population during cold snap

The rain will change to freezing rain Friday evening, before turning to ice pellets and snow as temperature drop drastically overnight.

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About 15 to 25 cm of snow is expected to fall.

READ MORE: Montreal’s transit authority allows homeless to take refuge from winter cold

“Snow will intensify on Saturday and will be accompanied by brisk northwesterly winds, giving local blowing snow,” the organization explained.

The accumulating snow is expected to make highways, roads, walkways and parking lots slippery and icy.

“Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions,” Environment Canada stated.

READ MORE: Montreal police help deliver baby at home during winter storm

Winter storm warnings are issued when multiple types of severe winter weather are expected to occur together.

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