Snow removal operations back on

Some 3,000 snow removal workers are back on the job after provincially-mandated 36-hour break over Christmas.

The city says the crews are rested and working hard, but is asking the public, especially people with cars, to do their part to keep operations running smoothly.

City spokesman Jacques-Alain Lavallée says residents can help by making sure they take notice of parking restrictions and park their cars properly and legally.

That means no angle parking.

"That's illegal," he says. "And it's a hazardus problem when it comes to narrow streets because emergency vehicles cannot get through. If a loved one requires assistance you would be concerned that the emergency vehicle reaches your home as quickly as possible."

He says the freezing rain and ice pellets that fell on the city over Christmas is making removal harder and slower than previously predicted.

But he's hoping that the city's 10,000 kilometres of streets are completely cleared by Tuesday, December 31st.

Photo courtesy westmountexaminer.com

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