Snow removal: city relies on its own

Normal snow removal contracts are over for the season, but with a spring snowstorm awaiting us Sunday the transport ministry has had to make emergency deals with its contractors in case. In contrast, Montreal’s going to rely on its own workers to do the job, if needed. In fact the current warning is for freezing rain: the official wording is ” Precipitation will start as snow and ice pellets and change to freezing rain beginning late this evening. Between 10 and 20 millimetres of freezing precipitation is expected by Monday evening.” Attache tes crampons!

(I’m hard put to remember a chillier, gloomier April.)