City forced to stop clearing snow in certain boroughs

Posted By: Michel Boyer · 1/1/2013 12:16:00 PM

The City of Montreal announced today it has wrapped up 48-percent of its snow clearing operation. 

Six days after a historic snowfall, many blue collars have worked 70 hours in the last week, and Quebec law states employees who reach that threshold must take a 36 hour break.

However, many residents are still complaining about snow piled up on sidewalks and residential streets. 

"If we have to remove cars, that slows the convoy for about 10 minutes," Jacques-Alain Lavallee told CJAD's James Mennie. 

Ville-Marie will continue clearing snow today because it says its employees have already had the required rest period.

Certain boroughs will resume snow clearing overnight from January 1st to the 2nd, including: Lachine, LaSalle, Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, Outremont, Pierrefonds-Roxboro and Plateau Mont-Royal.

If you car is towed, the city says you can call 514-872-3777. 

Photo: Hirsh Teitelbaum


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