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Montreal Impact first home opener postponed to Sunday

Environment Canada just posted a warning of 15-20 cm of snow on Saturday. With heavy snowfalls, the game was postponed to Sunday March 23rd at 4pm EST.

A total of 15 to 20 centimeters of snow are now expected on Saturday, in the Metro Montreal-Laval area. Environment Canada issued the warning thirty minutes before the 4pm EST deadline, to either confirm the game for Saturday or postpone it on Sunday.

The RIO/Olympic Parc has set a 3cm threshold to be the maximum acceptable amount of snow on the roof. The roof is not evidently made of papier-mâché but has had its problems in the past.

Environment Canada

A low pressure system south of Lake Superior is moving eastward this evening. It will intensify overnight tonight and produce snowfall amounts between 15 and 20 centimetres over Southern Quebec Saturday.

Precipitation will begin in the morning over the Metro Montréal area and end in the afternoon.

Heavy snow will cause a rapid degradation of road conditions and travelers should be especially careful on roads as visibilities will be greatly reduced during a few hours.

Skiers will appreciate this new snow that will give them hours of fun on the slopes.

Skiers will be happy but Montreal Impact fans will need to come to the Olympic Stadium on Sunday at 4pm EST.