Environment Canada is warning residents in southern Quebec to brace for a winter storm, prompting many school boards and private schools to cancel Monday’s first day of in-person classes.
The forecaster predicts that a storm is moving towards southern Quebec, including the greater Montreal region and the Laurentians.
Storm warnings and snowfall are in effect in most of southern Quebec. In some areas, 35 cm of snow is expected.
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Among the schools boards that have announced schools closures for Monday:
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All English Montreal School Board, Lester B. Pearson School Board and Marguerite Bourgeois School Board schools, and many of the city’s private schools. See school websites and communications to see if a school announced its closure.
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The snowfall is expected to start falling in the province overnight Sunday and early Monday.
Monday Jan. 17 is Quebec’s first day back to school for elementary and high school and following the winter break.
with files from the Canadian Press
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