City testing environmental disaster sirens Tuesday
The City of Montreal will be carrying out a test of the sirens that will sound in the event of an environmental disaster this afternoon.
The sirens are located near industries that use hazardous materials in 12 boroughs across the island.
They are designed to alert local residents in the event of a toxic spill or leak.
The test is scheduled to take place at 2 p.m. and will be heard in parts of Ahuntsic-Cartierville, Anjou, Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Lachine, LaSalle, Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, Montreal North, Rivière-des-Prairies-Pointe-aux-Trembles, Saint Laurent, St. Leonard, the South West borough and Ville-Marie.