There will be no respite from the severe cold weather for the people in Quebec City for the start of the New Year. The weather agency has predicted that the severe cold spell will continue for several days.
Environment Canada, the weather agency, said that the cold Arctic air along with brisk winds will get the temperatures down to -30 to -38. The people in the central and western part of Quebec will be the most affected. It will further strengthen and last for several days into the first week of 2018.
The Environment Canada has warned people of frost-bite in such extreme cold conditions. The Montreal police along with health authorities are finding and guiding the homeless people in warmer locations. There are 925 accommodations available in the city for the homeless people.
The roadside assistance service, CAA-Quebec has said that they are witnessing a huge jump in calls. 70% to 80% of the calls are for startup issues. CAA-Quebec has about 1,100 vehicles in place to meet emergency roadside needs of the Quebecers.
The city has made it clear that the snow removal process might be delayed due to extreme cold conditions. People have also been notified about the delay in delivery of the mails.