Well not really a departure from the norm, nor any arrivals,for now 50 flights cancellled due to Montreal's first snowstorm. Now I don't recall Dorval cancelling flights that easily,in the old days (you know the old days when we all walked to school in the winter with no shoes,uphill both ways,.yea those days)lol. Anyway flights cancelled at Trudeau Airport ,another departure from the norm, it's really (Dorval) ........hahahahah The times (&names) are a changing-------Dylan & les_f
MONTREAL – Montreal’s first major snowfall of the year is making itself felt on rails, roads and runways.
More than 50 flights have been cancelled at Trudeau airport. Others are delayed and more scheduling changes ae expected later Wednesday.
“At the moment, 61 flights have been cancelled, some of them only leaving tonight,” said Aéroports de Montréal spokesperson Marie-Claude Desgagnés, “And it’s certain to continue throughout the day.
“We strongly suggest people confirm their flight is leaving before making their way here.”
The status of flights leaving and arriving at Trudeau airport can be checked by clicking here.
Meanwhile, many roads on Montreal Island and on the South and North Shores are considered "passable" only, and police are cautioning drivers to use extreme caution or leave their vehicles at home.
The covering may be white, but Montreal’s road net is turning a decided shade of yellow as accumulating snowfall reduces driving conditions on the island.
The only routes designated as green - in “good” condition - are the Decarie Expressway between Metropolitan Blvd. and the Champlain Bridge, Highway 25 from the Lafontaine Tunnel to the Met and Highway 15 from the south shore of Laval to Highway 640.
All other routes on the island and on the North and South Shores are coded yellow - “passable” condition.
Conditions are expected to worsen over the course of the day and drivers are being urged to stay off the road unless absolutely necessary.
About 1,000 city employees and almost as many pieces of snow-removal equipment were poised Wednesday to begin salting, plowing and eventually removing the snowfall, which is expected to leave about 10 centimetres on the ground by lunchtime.
Via Rail always wants you to take the train, but Wednesday they expect that message to be taken far more seriously.
Noting that snow and freezing rain are in the forecast for Quebec and Ontario, VIA says its trains are running normally, but expects a bump in demand.
To meet it, the railway is adding extra cars to trains where possible and urging would be commuters to get their tickets sooner rather than later.
For more information you can go to viarail.ca or call 1-800-842-7245.
Self service ticket booths are available at stations along the length of the Quebec-Windsor corridor - Québec, Ste-Foy, Montréal, Dorval, Ottawa, Fallowfield, Kingston, Belleville, Cobourg, Oshawa, Toronto, Oakville, Aldershot, Brantford, Guelph, Kitchener, London and Windsor.