|All over southern Quebec and here on L'Ile Perrot power was out as trees weighed down with 15-25mm of ice came in contact with hydro wires. (ValleyWX)|
|A hydro transformer explodes as a result of freezing rain on the South Shore of Montreal. Photo via Twitter @CTVBeauchemin|
We are left this morning in Montreal with lots and lots of thick ice as well as brutal cold, -13C (9F) with a 60km/h wind and a windchill of -25C (-13F). Ottawa is at -17C (2F) with a windchill of -29C (-20F). It is cold and will stay that way throughout the week. Two clipper systems will bring us flurries (1-3cm) Wednesday and Friday with reinforcing shots of arctic air behind them. Winds will be gusty all week creating dangerous windchill values. Temperatures will be in the minus teens for highs and -20's for lows.