Torrential rain in Quebec's Laurentians causes road closures in 13 municipalities

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Torrential rain in Quebec's Laurentians causes road closures in 13 municipalities
The Tremblant region of the Laurentians received about 80 mm of rain overnight, leading to roads collapsing. (Radio-Canada - image credit)
The Tremblant region of the Laurentians received about 80 mm of rain overnight, leading to roads collapsing. (Radio-Canada - image credit)

Severe thunderstorms in the Laurentians region of Quebec have caused a number of road closures, affecting more than a dozen municipalities.

Ten roads are blocked because they either collapsed or are flooded, Tina Lauzon, a spokesperson for the municipality of Lac-Supérieur said in a news release.

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Radio-Canada

One fire department, the Régie incendie Nord Ouest Laurentides, evacuated a total of 14 homes, along the Le Boulé W. road and three on the Lac Quenouille road, because of a landslide.

Municipalité Lac-Supérieur / Twitter
Municipalité Lac-Supérieur / Twitter

"Our priority is to have at least have one of the roads reopen for residents to circulate," said Maxime Dorais, a spokesperson for the city of Mont-Tremblant.

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Radio-Canada

Duplessis road is only open for local use. Transports Québec is currently monitoring Lac-Supérieur road.

Authorities are asking citizens to avoid non-essential travel and to pay careful attention when driving. More significant rainfall is expected in the coming hours.

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