The closures on the last official day of winter included more than 50 schools in Montreal, where about 6 inches of snow was expected, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported.
Eight to 10 inches was expected in the higher elevations of Quebec.
The storm was forecast to move over the Maritimes overnight, producing a mix of snow, rain and ice pellets and promising a rough commute to work Wednesday morning, the CBC said.
The CBC said more snow was in the forecast for the region on Friday.
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