In addition to highway pileup, Quebec City police have reported around fifty collisions since the start of this storm, the worst in winter so far. In addition to these accidents, there were several road trips in the Capitale-Nationale and Chaudière-Appalaches regions.
Strong winds have blown up to 90 km / h near the St. Lawrence River. It was not just the cars that found themselves in awkward positions. In the Old Quebec sector, it was notably more difficult for pedestrians to move due to the gusts, the blowing snow made visibility zero in certain places, not to mention the sidewalks. It was becoming difficult for snow removal vehicles to clear the way at all times.
The severity of the accidents remains minor for most, we speak more of material damage. One person suffered serious salvation army car auction online injuries in one of the pilots, he was transported to the hospital.
Earlier in the morning on Friday, the Capital and Découvreurs school boards chose to close the doors of schools in the region, as did the CEGEPs. They imitated Montreal, which had already made the decision to close on Thursday. Courses at Laval University were not suspended, however.
Environment Canada has announced a “significant winter storm” for the Québec, Bellechasse, Côte-de-Beaupré - Île d'Orléans, Lévis, Lotbinière, Portneuf, Saint-Lambert and Valcartier - Stoneham sectors.
A total of 40 centimeters was expected until Saturday morning. Winds combined with snow create widespread blowing snow, which makes visibility on the roads difficult, in particular. It is suggested that non-essential travel be delayed until the weather improves, Saturday afternoon.
Lévis opened its Emergency Measures Coordination Center at 3 a.m. on Friday morning, and the municipal civil security organization mobilized. Several roads have been closed to avoid accidents or dangerous situations, such as sections of highway 20 east and west and route 132.
The majority of the city's sidewalks were also closed, being covered with too much snow.
Several other obstacles were to be reported all day throughout the territory and the road wanted to be snowy on several roads.