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Heavy rain in Montreal: Part of the Decarie towards the north is closed due to heavy rain

Heavy rain in Montreal: Part of the Decarie towards the north is closed due to heavy rain
Heavy rain in Montreal: Part of the Decarie towards the north is closed due to heavy rain

A portion of the Decarie Expressway was closed to motorists Wednesday afternoon as heavy rain disrupted commuters in the Montreal area at the start of the afternoon rush hour.

The northbound lane of the Décarie was closed between Côte-St-Luc Road and Highway 40 due to “water accumulation,” according to the Quebec511 X report from the Ministry of Transportation.

The ramp from Highway 15 south to Highway 40 east is also closed to motorists.

Environment and Climate Change Canada issued a rainfall warning for the Greater Montreal Area on Wednesday as the remnants of Hurricane Beryl moved through the region. More than 70 millimetres of rain are expected in southern Quebec by Thursday.

There are also reports of water leakage in the Jean-Talon metro station.

Another major route affected by the rain is Highway 13 north. The northbound lanes are closed between Hickmore Street and Highway 520.

The Department of Transportation reports that a number of roads are partially or completely closed due to the weather conditions, including Moulins Road under the Bonaventure Expressway.

Environment and Climate Change Canada issued a rainfall warning for the Greater Montreal Area on Wednesday as the remnants of Hurricane Beryl moved through the region. More than 70 millimetres of rain are expected in southern Quebec by Thursday.

Quebec provincial police say they are aware of “major obstacles” on roads in the Montreal area and are monitoring them. So far, there have been no reports of serious collisions.

The City of Montreal also said it is closely monitoring the situation and that officials are “ready to intervene if necessary.” The city reminded homeowners that it has tips on its website to protect their homes from heavy rain.

Hydro-Quebec reports that nearly 12,000 customers were without power as of 3:30 p.m. Most of the outages were in Montérégie (6,358) and Montreal (5,250).

At Montreal-Trudeau International Airport, many flights have been delayed and some have been cancelled.



More to come.