Wednesday, December 9, 2009

A Departure from the Norm.? Not really .nor arrivals

                                                         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 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.


Les F said...

how's this for a bit of a joke: headline from todays Gazette
'Snow Day, Schools clsoing IN ADVANCE of the snowstorm' pleeeeeeeeeaaaase!!
Try that one when we were kids,you were going to school or work regardless of the weather,& you better not be late........hahahahaha

MONTREAL - Some school boards have announced school closings in advance of a major snowstorm that is is expected to sweep across Quebec Wednesday and blanket the Montreal region with 20-30 centimetres of snow. The closings have been declared as a preventive measure because of the problems foreseen getting the students home at the end of the school day, the boards say.

Among the closings:

Commission Scolaire Val des Cerfs in Granby;

Commission scolaire des Patriotes in St. Bruno de Montarville;

Eastern Townships School Board;

New Frontiers School Board in Chateauguay;

Riverside School Board in St. Lambert;

L’école Internationale Greenfield Park;

Commission scolaire St. Hyacinthe;

Commission scolaire des Grandes Seigneuries in La Prairie;

Commission scolaire des Chênes in Drummondville;

Commission scolaire de Sorel Tracy

School Administrators: To report your school's closing, please click here.

For more information on school closings, traffic and public transit, check Weather Watch.

© Copyright (c) The Montreal Gazette

Les F said...

Click on the Earth Cam photo when it comes up for the Full Screen version:

Can anyone tell me what intersection this is ? I can't be sure, it does not look familiar to me. The old camera on this site was Peel & StCatherine ,but this doesn't seem like it to me.Anyone know for sure, it should be easy enough to identify by that different type property on the corner ,set wayback
but even 'streetview' on Google didn't help me pinpoint it. HF&RV

pauline garneau said...

First of all I must say I live onthe South Shore and I don't have to go into Montreal.

It’s nothing new living in Quebec Canada . We get the first snow storm every year and hopefully we will continue to get the first snow storm every winter. If I had taken the advice of the radio weather report I would have stayed in bed (until spring). My ride to work was quite pleasant the traffic moved slowly instead of drivers speeding only to have to stop at the traffic light 200 feet ahead. The new law obliging drivers to install snow tires should help cut down on accidents but if the cities can’t keep up with the snow fall and blowing snow well people should just use their brains and drive more carefully. I am a car driver not a airplane pilot so I will trust the decision of Dorval Air Port.

Hopefully they don’t have to many pilots that need Seeing Eye dogs like this one.