Public Service Announcement – Winter Storm Watch

Winter storm watch in effect for:

  • New-Richmond – Bonaventure area
  • Restigouche – Carleton area


30 to 60 centimetres and blowing snow are expected Sunday.

An intense winter storm will move across New England Sunday, then the Gulf of St. Lawrence on Monday. It will especially affect the Gaspé Peninsula, bringing significant snowfall amounts and generating very strong to high northeast winds that will cause widespread blowing snow. The storm is expected to begin Sunday morning and continue through Tuesday.

Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility in some locations. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery.

Winter storm watches are issued when multiple types of severe winter weather are expected to occur together.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.


For anyone travelling by snow mobile:

If anyone anyone plans to go out alone, they should notify someone where they plan on going and when they are expected to return.

We strongly suggest that you bring a back pack containing the following items:

  • compact collapsible shovel (if possible)
  • emergency blanket
  • water bottles
  • protein bars
  • first aid kit
  • hand and feet warmer pads
  • extra drive belt for snowmobile (as they have the tendency to break unexpectedly)

Exercise common sense and caution when alone.  If you are an inexperienced rider, please don’t go venturing out into the unknown by yourself.