The city of Montreal says it's going to set up the technology to deliver snow removal information as it happens to improve and speed up operations.
After two major snowstorms so far, the executive committee yesterday discussed snow removal problems including towing thousands of cars and those familiar orange 'No parking' signs left up for two or three days when no work was done. During the first storm, 5200 cars were towed; 5500 during the second.
"It's a lot and every time we tow a car, it takes time," said Anie Samson, executive commitee member responsible for snow clearing operations.
Mayor Denis Coderre said during the meeting they should prioritize setting up a virtual tool to get snow removal operations and information online in real time.
Samson said it'll help speed things up.
"When we're going to do their street in real time, we want to know everything right now at the time that we're speaking, we want to know where we are, what we have to do, what street we have to do and why we didn't do it," Samson said.
Samson said it may not happen this winter but her goal is to have the system in place before the end of the year.