October 16, 2021

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Montreal began snow loading operation Sunday morning

Montreal began snow loading operation Sunday morning

A snow loading operation will begin at 7 a.m. Sunday in Montreal to pick up the volumes accumulated during the first winter storm of 2021.

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According to Mayor Valerie Plante, more than 18 centimeters have fallen on the island of Montreal since last night.

Access to hospitals, public transport networks and major arteries will be given priority as part of this second full load operation during the 2020-2021 season.

“With the aim of facilitating operations, I especially invite motorists to search for signs and be aware of the various measures, especially with regard to the curfew in force,” Mayor Plante said in a press release.

“At the first load of winter, when most people are on vacation or on telecommuting, we have tows 15% less than the comparable load. Thank you to the citizens who understand the importance of respecting the signs,” said Jean-Franకోois Parentio, a person in charge of civil services.

Move your vehicle before the curfew

Since you have to move your vehicle before the curfew starts, the city has to receive it by installing parking prohibition signs from 7pm to 5am, rather than 7pm and 8pm, before 7pm. Is usually.

“Citizens must ensure that they comply with the parking regulations applicable at all times and move their vehicle in accordance with the decree,” the City said. In exceptional circumstances where a citizen has to move his vehicle after the curfew has come into force, SPVM makes good judgment. ”

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It should be noted that approximately 3000 parking spaces have been added for a total of 8400 people. All of these are available for free at most facilities, a list of which is available online. Here.

Due to the curfew, on snow-loading days it is possible to park your vehicle for free at the Sustainable Mobility Agency’s off-street parking lot between 3 and 5 p.m. But “there are also parking restrictions for these parking spaces to load,” the city recalled.

Due to the curfew, snow removal vehicles will stop activating sirens after 7:30 pm to alert people who have forgotten to move their car. “So be doubly vigilant,” we warned.