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12 févr. 2019 | 14h57 UTC

Canada: Winter storm warning issued in eastern provinces February 12

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Weather officials issue winter storm warning for eastern Canadian provinces February 12 due to heavy snow and high winds; transportation disruptions likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/2/2019, 12h00 until 15/2/2019, 11h59 (America/Toronto). COUNTRY/REGION Ontario, Québec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island


Environment Canada issued a winter storm warning for snowfall in southern Ontario, southern Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island provinces on Tuesday, February 12. The winter storm is forecast to bring snowfall totals of 15-25 cm (6-10 in) in the Toronto metropolitan area (Ontario), 30-40 cm (12-16 in) in Ottawa (Ontario), between 25-40 cm (10-16 in) in Montreal (Quebec), and up to 40 cm  (16 in) in Saint Stephen (New Brunswick). High winds and winter weather conditions, including freezing rain and snow, are also expected in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. 

Transportation disruptions, including flight delays and cancelations, are to be expected, particularly at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ), Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL), and Ottawa International Airport (YOW). Adverse driving conditions, including slick roads and limited visibility, are also possible. Power and telecommunications disruptions cannot be ruled out.


Individuals in affected regions of Canada are advised to monitor local weather reports, anticipate transportation disruptions (e.g. flight delays and cancelations, icy roads, limited visibility), refrain from unnecessary travel, and travel with sufficient food, water, and warm clothing when driving in case of unforeseen delays.


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