Ontario, Quebec winter storm live blog: Massive 'weather bomb' sparks outages, 100-car collisions, Via Rail cancellation
The 'off the charts' winter storm spans 3,000 km and is wreaking havoc from coast-to-coast in Canada
A winter storm blasted Ontario and Quebec with rain, freezing rain, heavy snow, winds and ice pellets, with officials calling it an 'off the charts' system of 'weather bomb' proportions.
VIA Rail has now cancelled all traines between Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal for Christmas. Passengers between Ontario and Quebec had been stranded for up to 18 hours, some without food and water. VIA Rail worked to keep passengers 'as comfortable as possible', but Minister of Transportation, Omar Alghabra expressed that the situation was' unacceptable'
On Friday, a 100-car crash closed stretches of Ontario's 401 and 402
The Weather Network reveals what forecast you can expect for Christmas and Boxing Day
In Ontario, Environment Canada placed most of the province under a warning into the holiday weekend
Power is slowly being restored in Quebec, Ontario
Follow along for updates on conditions, forecast changes, closures and outages.