Snow removal operation underway in Montreal


City of Montreal crews will spend the next five days carting away the remnants of Monday night's 20-centimetre snowfall.

Executive committee member Jean-François Parenteau says the massive operation got underway Wednesday morning at 7 a.m., and is expected to last five days. You can track the progress of the job with the Info-Neige app, which you can find through the City's web site.

There, you'll also be able to find out where the city's free parking areas are — to make it easier for you to respect the city's orange no-parking signs, and ultimately, make the job go even faster.

“Everybody is ready, but we have some new operators. They're getting to know their neighbourhoods,” Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante said Tuesday. “We have new machinery as well, but everything is ready.”

City officials say Montreal has never had to launch a major snow-removal operation this early in the season.

It's expected to cost around $20 million dollars to get all that snow off our streets.



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