East Coast Storm | Several flights canceled from Montreal

The violent storm that hit the United States and Nova Scotia forced the cancellation of several flights from Montreal to the Eastern United States and the Maritimes.

Posted at 11:46 a.m.
Updated at 3:45 p.m.

Florence Morin Martel

Florence Morin Martel
The Press

On Saturday, flights from Montreal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL) were canceled, including some to New York, Washington, Boston, Moncton, Halifax and Saint John in New Brunswick.

In Nova Scotia, up to 45 centimeters of snow are expected on Saturday. The “already heavy” snow has started in the north and west of the province, said Maja Rapaic, meteorologist for Environment Canada. Gusts of up to 110 km/h will cause blowing snow, she warns.

Southern New Brunswick expects between 25 and 40 centimeters on Saturday near the Bay of Fundy, said Ms.me Rapaic. Winds that could reach up to 100 km / h will cause “poor visibility on the coast”, warns the meteorologist. The north of the province will receive less snow, 15 to 30 centimeters.

A violent storm is currently sweeping through New England and the Northeastern United States. About 3,400 flights were canceled on Saturday arriving in or departing from the United States. The governors of New York and New Jersey have declared states of emergency. In the morning, about ten centimeters of snow covered the sidewalks of New York City.

The National Weather Service (NWS) predicts gusts of 80 to 120 km/h, warning of “near impossible travel conditions” in the northeastern United States. Freezing temperatures are expected for Saturday and Sunday.

Covered with snow in Gaspésie

In Quebec, the GaspĂ© expects between 15 and 30 centimeters of snow. Rainfall is expected to begin early Saturday afternoon and end Sunday morning. As for the Lower North Shore, “very strong winds, up to 80 km / h” will cause blowing snow on Saturday, says Maja Rapaic. The snow will then change to freezing rain overnight.

Greater Montreal and the Quebec region will not be affected by this storm.

With Agence France-Presse

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