January 28, 2016 3:56 pm

Cars break through ice in Saint Lawrence River near Montreal

Workers remove a car that had fallen through the ice on the Saint Lawrence River, Thursday, January 28, 2016.


MONTREAL – Two vehicles have been safely removed from the Saint Lawrence River after falling through the ice near east-end Montreal.

Fire-service officials said they were called at around 10 p.m. on Wednesday after the vehicles became stuck while apparently trying to remove a fishing cabin from the ice.

The fire department’s chief of operations, Michel Girard, said city personnel left the scene once they ascertained nobody was hurt and there was no danger.

A CAA tow truck also became stuck when it arrived to help.

Serge Mireault of Groupe Direct Towing said his company used a small boat and safety cables to reach the vehicles today and tow them away.

Girard said the public is allowed on the ice in the area but should use caution and check conditions first.

© 2016 The Canadian Press

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