This weekend's construction projects will see major closures on Highway 15 between the Turcot Interchange in Montreal and Taschereau Blvd. in Brossard (including the Samuel-de-Champlain Bridge). It is wise to avoid this stretch of highway.
With the temperatures and humidity high, those not wanting to be stuck on the Highway on the weekend might want to avoid Highway 15 between the Turcot Interchange and Nuns' Island, and also stay away from Highway 20.
While Quebec's transportation department has noted a 20 to 30 per cent decrease in traffic on roads and highways in the Montreal area, weekend closures on the Turcot and Metropolitain expressways are expected to cause traffic headaches this weekend.
About 200 vehicles were involved in a massive road accident Wednesday on a windswept stretch of the Highway 15, on Montreal's South Shore, injuring dozens and prompting a major emergency vehicle intervention.
Snow is expected to start falling on Saturday evening, but it is "highly possible" that it will turn to freezing rain over areas near the Saint Lawrence River, before transforming to rain as the system heads farther south.
The official opposition wants the city to eliminate some electric scooters and bikes. Ensemble Montreal says Montreal should stop the Lime, Bird and Jump companies from operating in the city, but continue to work with local company Bixi.