Gauging public reaction to city's snow removal operation

Posted By: CJAD · 12/31/2012 2:17:00 PM

Montreal's snow crews have cleared about 40 per cent of their workload since Thursday's big snowstorm.

The job is far from over, but workers will be taking a break as of Monday tonight.

The consensus in NDG this morning was clear: snow clearing is slow, but that's life.

"It's too slow, but in the other hand I understand with the monster storm that we had, it takes more time", said one resident.

"For me, I don't care, I can deal with it, but for the elderlies and people that own cars, it's a disaster", said another.

Workers planned to break until January 2nd for a legally-mandated pause.

"I don't think they cleared enough snow in the time since we've gotten it and they should have been ready to take care of it", said a third resident who spoke with CJAD News.



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  1. SK posted on 12/31/2012 02:30 PM
    west island removal was incredible, downtown on the otherhand.....not so much
  2. S. Mandelker posted on 12/31/2012 03:25 PM
    I can't understand how the city can say that it's satisfied with the snow removal so far, and I dissagree with their figures on the percentage cleaned. Let's have a look at Cote des Neiges/ NDG area.It's terrible! Main streets are still snowbound,bus stops are not cleared.My Mother-in-law living in a Residence on Lemieux is trapped at home because the Adapte transport refuses to navigate on her street.The boroughs like Cote St-Luc,St Leonard,Westmount, etc are so much ahead in cleaning!
  3. RykE posted on 12/31/2012 03:42 PM
    We have observed that the snow clearance in Westmount has been extraordinarily slow. In fact, whereas we would normally have had our streets mostly clear by now, we are seeing that less than 35% has been done. We suspect that the city has adopted policy from the Ville De Montreal, where clearance does not begin until the snow has stopped... effectively, this would mean that they will only focus an effort on clearance in the spring.
  4. suze posted on 12/31/2012 04:33 PM
    amazingly, not only are most side streets in the hood not sidewalk-cleared, but Notre-Dame's trottoirs aren't, either...quite depressing for us in St.Henri/Little Burgundy
  5. Drew posted on 01/01/2013 11:24 AM
    Montreal citizens are complaining! You should live in the south shore. It is an on going battle with the snow plow. They do not remove the snow from my street they just plow . You clean up your drive way and the plow comes by and fills you back in then you go out again and clean your drive way. Eventually you have a snow bank on your lawn that is 15 feet high. You look out your window and see a wall of snow. Try and get out of your driveway you can not see the cars coming. More fun happens your street become to the point that only one car can pass because the snow mounds are to high for the plow . Then the spring thaw shows up all the sewers are covered with snow and now you live on a lake . In the mega city of Longueuil the Department of common sense is on vacation in the winter.
  6. Jon posted on 01/01/2013 12:11 PM
    Snow Clearing in Laval West area is slow, but organized. They put up the NO PARKING signs and people respect them>>>
    Thumbs up to new Laval Mayor!!
    Good job so far!!
  7. Shady posted on 01/01/2013 10:52 PM
    Dorval snow clearing was great. Dorval snow REMOVAL on the other hand has barley happened. Considering the high property tax I pay you'd think they'd do a better job. They did a great job cashing the cheque though.
  8. Adam posted on 01/02/2013 10:20 PM
    I have a friend in Verdun, and I work in Montreal Nord.

    I can say I am not impressed with either.

    I can't park in Verdun due to the fact that street hasn't been cleared, and in Montreal Nord, I had to dig another car out last week because he became stuck on the road.

    How is this good?
  9. Maureen posted on 01/04/2013 08:44 AM
    When Montreal-North was it's own city snow removal was fairly quick since it merged with Montreal the service for everything from the city has been slower and snow removal takes days where it used to take hours.
  10. snow removal service posted on 01/24/2013 09:33 PM
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