Snowstorm knocks out power to thousands in Que., N.B.

(SIMON CLARK/QMI Agency)

(SIMON CLARK/QMI Agency)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:00 PM ET

MONTREAL — Thousands of hydro clients remained without power Wednesday morning after a storm dumped up to 50 cm of snow on parts of Quebec and southern New Brunswick.

At least 200 vehicles slid off roads across Quebec, leading to more than a dozen injuries. There was also a crash east of Montreal on Tuesday evening in which an 88-year-old motorist was killed, but it wasn't immediately clear if road conditions were to blame.

Environment Canada issued a second day of snowfall warnings for regions south and east of Quebec City, where an additional 20 cm was expected to fall. As many as 34,000 Hydro-Quebec clients were without power.

In New Brunswick, just over 7,100 clients were still out on Wednesday after heavy snowfall across southern regions. There were warnings of another 5-15 cm across southern New Brunswick, and road conditions were expected to be slippery.

The snow also led to flight delays in Montreal, Moncton and Fredericton.

 


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