Snow and schools closed in Abitibi

Heavy snowfall is forcing the closure of around 30 schools in Abitibi.

It was the Harricana School Service Centers that decided not to open the 27 schools in its territory. Primary schools, secondary schools and adult training centers are affected by this closure.

Consult the complete list of closed schools

Environment Canada has issued a snow warning for the Amos and La Sarre sectors.

Up to 15 centimeters of snow is expected by this evening.

“The rapid accumulation of snow could make it difficult to travel in some places. Visibility can suddenly be reduced at times in heavy snow, ”says the federal agency.

A snow warning is also in effect for Matagami, in Nord-du-Québec.

Areas of eastern Quebec can expect heavy rainfall. Strong winds could also blow over some areas.