|(SIMON CLARK/QMI Agency)
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.