City officials have been getting flak for the slow rate of snow removal after Sunday night’s storm.
They say they’re doing it as quickly as they can, which is much faster than in any other North American city.
They say that it takes about five days to remove this much snow from every street.
They say they can’t snap their fingers and have every city worker on the street instantly.
Granted. But none of this answers my main question: why was my tiny street perfectly cleared within 12 hours, while three days after the storm, snow was still piled high on De Lorimier, Papineau, Mont-Royal and Ste-Catherine? Not to mention the fact that an entire lane of the Ville-Marie was inaccessible due to snow, until only this morning.
I want city officials to stop pointing fingers at each other and get out their shovels. I want someone to start kicking butts and taking names. I think goodwill towards men is a lot easier to achieve when you’re not aggravated into a murderous fury by the time you sit at your desk in the morning.
(image from cbc.ca)