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Schools Cancelled, Driving Chaos and Power Failures due to Freezing Rain

Schools Cancelled, Driving Chaos and Power Failures due to Freezing Rain istock.com/Susan Vineyard

A major freezing rain episode today is causing widespread power failures, schools are canceling classes some roads are dangerously slippery.

Check our Storm Beat page for the latest on school closures North of Montreal.

Environment Canada expects between 5 and 15 mm of freezing rain in total today.

Hydro-Quebec is reporting nearly 300 service interruptions in Lanaudière, the Laurentians and Laval, in addition to isolated interruptions in Montreal and Montérégie. In total, well over 200,000 clients have no electricity at the moment, and manmy of those have no reliable timeline before the power comes back on.

Meanwhile, please drive cautiously – slippery roads are inevitable in these conditions.

 

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