The first snowfall in the city found it unprepared. This wouldn’t happen in Chicago; what’s with the Montrealers?
The story of this accident (nobody was hurt) appears on the CBC News; the accident was witnessed by Colin Creado, who works in an office on. . . well, you read the story. A snippet:
One by one, buses, cars, a police cruiser and even snow-clearing vehicles slid down Côte du Beaver Hall [JAC: a street] toward Viger Street and collided with each other. Police say no serious injuries were reported.
Colin Creado works at Aimia, a marketing and analytics company on Viger Street at the corner of Beaver Hall.
. . . Creado said even he didn’t expect the roads to be so slippery, and he was on foot.
But he said today’s snow was forecast so he doesn’t understand how this happened.
“You would have thought … they would have salted the area or at least cordoned it off, because that road is pretty steep,” he said.
The City of Montreal wasn’t immediately available for comment.