WATCH: Pressure washer cleans Dorval street during heavy rainstorm

The City of Dorval says things are as they appear.

A pressure washing truck was seen during the big storm last Friday afternoon cleaning Edward VII Ave., spraying it with water even as it is swamped with heavy rain.

"Even a heavy rainfall wouldn't have cleaned the dirt and gravel," Dorval communications director Sebastien Gauthier told CJAD 800 News, adding the work was carried out by a contractor.

"The optics are not great, I understand that, but if you go a bit deeper you understand it was necessary."

All the same, video of the pressure washer dousing the rain-soaked street has been going viral on social media, already shared hundreds of times.