Over the weekend, about 422 tonnes of garbage left behind from the floods that ravaged Quebec was scooped up in Pierrefonds-Roxboro, in Montreal’s West Island.
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“It’s been literally hell, what’s been going,” said resident Tim Coochey.
“You [have to] disinfect the place and everything else. It’s insane.”
The situation is far from ideal, said borough mayor Jim Beis.
“But, let’s hope the worst is finally behind us,” he added.
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The borough has opened two garbage drop-off areas on Pierrefonds Boulevard – a big difference as the street was underwater last week.
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On Monday, the borough added street sweepers, water tank trucks and tractors with water jets to clean streets covered with debris.
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