Gatineau Park roads reopen after cold snap

The parkways in Gatineau Park have reopened after a brief shutdown Wednesday evening because of a sudden drop in the temperature.

Parkways were closed Wednesday night

Roads in Gatineau Park were closed for approximately 19 hours due to a cold snap. (Trevor Pritchard/CBC)

The parkways in Gatineau Park have reopened after a brief shutdown Wednesday evening because of a sudden drop in the temperature.

The mercury dipped well below zero overnight Wednesday, and Thursday's high is only 4 C.

The Gatineau, Champlain, Lac Fortune and Lac Philippe Parkways were closed from about 4 p.m. Wednesday until 11 a.m. Thursday.