Remove your cars: snow removal operation begins in Montreal

After the storm, it is now the turn of the snowplows to do their job in the City of Montreal, which began Monday a vast snow loading operation in several boroughs.

Remove your cars: snow removal operation begins in Montreal

After the storm, it is now the turn of the snowplows to do their job in the City of Montreal, which began Monday a vast snow loading operation in several boroughs.

Thus, twelve boroughs, including Montréal-Nord and Outremont, will carry out a local operation to pick up snow in the streets.

"The use of local loading operations aims to adapt to the local conditions of the boroughs which may receive a greater amount of precipitation or have urban buildings resulting in a surplus of snow on the public domain", indicated the City by way of press release.

The City has set up incentive parking lots to allow citizens to park their vehicles during snow removal on the territory.

Tips for speeding up snow removal operations

● Respect parking restrictions, because each towing slows down operations by about ten minutes.

● Leave garbage bags and bins on your property to allow teams to clear snow from the sidewalk.

● Park your vehicle parallel to the sidewalk, 30 cm from it, and fold the mirrors to leave enough room for the machinery.

Be careful when operating

● Make eye contact with the driver to ensure they are aware of your presence. If in doubt, it is better to stay away from the vehicle and wait for it to leave the scene.

● Keep in mind that snow removal vehicles often have to back and forth to do their job.

● Remember that, like all heavy vehicles, snow removal vehicles have large blind spots. Plus, the gear they use makes those blind spots even bigger.

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