Up to 40 cm of snow expected by tonight for parts of eastern Quebec
Environment Canada maintains weather warnings in several parts of the province
Parts of eastern Quebec will be buried under up to 40 centimetres of snow once the system hovering over Atlantic Canada moves on later tonight.
The Gaspé will continue to see winter storm conditions this evening, with up to 40 centimetres of snow.
Regions along the St. Lawrence River could see winds reaching up to 90 km/h locally along the shoreline. Environment Canada is also warning people to remain cautious of rising water levels.
Wind gusts of up to 98 km/h were recorded on Quebec City's south shore, forcing the Ministry of Transport to close down most roads in the region.
Roads, ferries closed for the day
Motorists trying to travel between Lévis and Rivière-du-Loup have had to stay put since Wednesday morning, as Highways 20 and 132, which link the two towns, are closed because of low visibility.
Students in several parts of the province got to stay home this morning.
Classes were cancelled in the Beauce, Charlevoix, Lower St. Lawrence, Gaspé and North Shore regions.
Orléans Express buses are also staying put until the weather clears up, forcing the cancellation of several departures to and from eastern Quebec today. Ferries on the North Shore are also docked until further notice.