Snow removal operation starts tonight
The city of Montreal has announced the first big snow removal operation of the winter season will begin tonight in some boroughs, and continue through Saturday.
About 3,000 workers will be busy in the streets of Montreal over the next few days carting away the snow from more than 10,000 kilometres of streets and sidewalks, with the help of 2,200 pieces of equipment.
And as is customary during such operations, the city is urging people to use public transit wherever possible, and to respect the orange no-parking signs that will start cropping up around town.
And to make life easier for motorists, the city will be making 5,700 parking spaces available between 6 p.m. and 7 a.m. for the duration of the operation. To find out where those spaces are, call 3-1-1, or visit the city of Montreal's special snow removal web site.
This snow removal operation is expected to cost the city about $17 million.
Photos: Montreal in the snow on December 18th, 2012.
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