03/13/2014 07:46 EDT | Updated 05/13/2014 05:59 EDT

Massive snowstorm closes schools across province

Quebecers living in the southern portion of the province woke up to a serious reminder from Mother Nature this morning that winter is far from over — even if it is mid-March.

As of midnight, 15 centimetres had already fallen on the Montreal region.

Dozens of schools across the South Shore, the Eastern Townships and other areas south of the St. Lawrence are closed as a result of the poor weather. For a list of school closures and other storm-related information, visit CBC Montreal's Storm Centre here.

For mobile users, see the list of school closures at the bottom of this article.

Activity at Montreal's Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport is also stalled, with many flight delays and cancellations. If you're planning on flying in or out of Montreal today, check the airport's website here.

The snow is expected to drop off over the course of the day and clear up by late afternoon.

School and school board closures

South Shore/Montérégie

- Ste-Hyacinthe School Board

- Sorel-Tracy School Board

- Grandes-Seigneuries School Board

- Hautes-Rivieres School Board

- Des Patriotes School Board

- Vallee des Tisserands School Board

- Riverside School Board

- Commission Scolaire Marie-Victorin on the South Shore

- New Frontier School Board (Chateauguay)

- College Francais de Longueuil in Longueuil (elementary and high school)

- College Saint Paul 

- College Jean-de-la-Mennais 

- College Heritage 

- College Jean-de-la-Mennais  

- College de Saint-Hyacinthe 

- College Charles-Lemoyne in Longueuil and Ville-Sainte Catherine, all centres are closed

Eastern Townships

- Eastern Townships School Board

- Commission scolaire Region-de-Sherbrooke

- Commission scolaire Hautes-Cantons

- Commission scolaire des Sommets


- Rudolf Steiner School (pre-school, elementary, high school)

- Montreal Oral School for the Deaf

- École Al-Houda in Cote-Des-Neiges

​Lower St. Lawrence

- College Notre-Dame de Riviere du Loup

- College Ste-Anne-de-la-Pocatiere

- Monts-et-Marées School Board