Montrealers were slipping and sliding on the sidewalks Tuesday, but it wasn’t exactly easy going on the roads either.
Saint-Lazare resident Cealy Tetley was driving with her husband to the Montreal General Hospital for surgery on her broken wrist when they got stuck behind a minivan on Côte-des-Neiges Road.
The vehicle started sliding backwards around the crest near Cedar and des Pins avenues, stunting traffic, including two accordion buses.
Tetley said when she saw the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) bus get stuck, she quickly moved out of the way.
“The bus was having trouble getting up. I said to my husband, ‘I think the other guy [bus driver] is going to try to push him,'” Tetley told Global News.
“Sure enough, the other bus was able to push him right up the hill.”
Tetley said she couldn’t see if there were any passengers on either of the buses.
“I thought that was typical Montreal. Do what you have to do to get the job done. We’re better at going uphill than we are at going down.”
Tetley said she was amazed the second bus was able to push his comrade up the hill, freeing traffic.
“I was like, I’ll be damned, look at this bus push him right up the hill,” Tetley told Global News.
“I couldn’t believe it. I was like, oh my goodness, look at this. Isn’t that quick thinking?”