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Montreal, Feb 11 (Canadian-Media): It was stated by the city of Montreal that the clearing of the 55 centimetres of dumped snow on the area during two successive storms, would be cleared by early next week due to Monday's extra blast of wintry weather which caught the citizens and drivers unaware, the media reports said.
Heavy snow in Montreal. Image credit: Twitter
“It’s a huge challenge for our crew,” said city spokesperson Philippe Sabourin on Tuesday. “But the good news is it’s warmer temperatures, and we have everyone on duty.”
As of Tuesday morning, City of Montreal was clear of about 35 percent of snow but snow removal in other areas, including Verdun at 17 percent and Rivière-des-Prairies-Pointe-aux-Trembles at 31 percent was comparatively slower.
Although about half of the city's snow is expected to be cleared by Wednesday, but Sabouring says that there is more snow in the forecast which makes it difficult for workers to keep up.
“We had to push back and delay because yesterday we got 15 centimetres of snow, and now they are calling for 10 other centimetres on Thursday,” said Sabourin.
Drivers are being asked by the city to respect parking restrictions in order to avoid being towed and not delay operations.