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Nearly 200 flights canceled in the east due to a winter storm

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Aerial view of Pierre Elliott Trudeau Airport in Montreal. – Daniel SLIM / AFP

A little storm for the
Canada, but significant consequences in transportation. In the east of the country, many flights have been canceled at major airports
due to bad weather, especially in Montreal, according to an AFP count.

In total, more than 170 flights were canceled from and to Montreal, Quebec City, Ottawa and Toronto airports, disrupted by a mixture of snow and freezing rain. The greatest number of cancellations was recorded at the international airport of Montreal-Trudeau, with more than a hundred flights, "mainly towards Ontario and the American Northeast", told AFP a door – word from the airport.

A snowless Christmas in Montreal

"Total snow accumulations of 15 to 20 centimeters" were expected until Tuesday evening in southern Quebec, according to the Canadian Department of the Environment. The rains come after Montreal has just experienced a Christmas without snow, a situation that occurs about once every five years, according to the same source.

Montreal has only received about 13 cm of snow since early December, compared to 49 on average for the entire month. "To the people of Ontario and Quebec who are affected by today's storm: please stay safe and obey local authorities," Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau prayed in a tweet.

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