40 centimetres of snow during the storm – Snow removal operations are in progress
Yesterday, snow clearing and loading teams started work to remove the 40 centimetres (16 inches) of snow that fell in Pointe-Claire on Tuesday night into Wednesday. This amount is equivalent to nearly one fifth of the total snowfall of 210 centimetres (83 inches) in an average winter.
“This is one of the worst snowstorms recorded in a long time. The quantity of snow has made operations take longer than usual. Snow removal in the Pointe-Claire and Valois Villages will be completed tonight, and the remaining operations will then be completed,” explained Mayor John Belvedere.
This exceptional amount of snow has caused particularly significant mounds of ice to form, but depending on the pace of operations, snow removal should be complete by the weekend, unless the mild temperatures and rain forecast tomorrow delay our teams.
“We ask for everyone to cooperate with snow clearing and removal teams to make their job easier and for your understanding in these unusual conditions by encouraging you to be more cautious when travelling by car or on foot,” said Mayor Belvedere in conclusion.
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