The first snow removal operation of the season began Tuesday morning in the City of Montreal and continues Wednesday in all boroughs.
Snowfall that fell in southwestern and central Quebec left more than 30 centimeters of accumulated snow on the ground on the island of Montreal.
All boroughs began snow collection operations gradually through Wednesday morning.
The main boulevards, lanes reserved for public transportation and bus routes are given priority to facilitate the travel of Montrealers.
Wednesday morning at 5 am, the loading of snow experienced variable progress in the boroughs, according to the Info-Neige website.
The collection did not make much progress, except in the case of the districts of Anjou and Lachine, where the operation reached a rate of 31%.
The collection is 23% complete in Verdun and Rivière-des-Prairies-Pointe-aux-Trembles, 22% in Pierrefonds-Roxboro and almost in Saint-Léonard with a rate of 21%.
On the other hand, in other districts, the snow loading operation took place at a slower pace.
This is the case, for example, in the Plateau-Mont-Royal and L’Île-Bizard-Sainte-Geneviève sectors, with a collection rate of 8% and 4% respectively.
Nearly 3,000 people and 2,200 snow removal vehicles are involved in the loading operations of about 10,000 km of streets, sidewalks and bicycle paths in the metropolis.
What to do to help with snow removal operations
- Obey the no parking signs
- Move your vehicle before the snow removal operation
- Avoid placing items on the sidewalk
- Avoid placing bins in piles of snow