January 3, 2019 8:25 pm
Updated: January 4, 2019 7:01 pm

Partial snow-clearing operation underway in Montreal

WATCH: A snow-clearing operation is underway -- but only in nine of Montreal's 19 boroughs. Global's Dan Spector finds out why.


A partial snow-clearing operation started bright and early Friday morning in some areas of Montreal.

The city said only certain streets where snow has accumulated will be cleared after a recent blast of winter weather.

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Snow removal will take place in the following nine boroughs: Ahuntsic-Cartierville, Anjou, Lachine, Mercier—Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, Montreal North, Pierrefonds-Roxboro, Rivière-des-Prairies—Pointe-aux-Trembles, Saint-Laurent and Saint-Léonard.

“There’s no need to do a full operation. [There’s] not enough snow on the street and sidewalks,” said Philippe Sabourin, a spokesperson for the city.

However, each borough can choose to begin snow-clearing operations, according to Sabourin.

“It’s an individualized decision from each borough so the situation can vary from one to another,” he said. “But everyone had the possibility to launch a snow removal operation.”

The operation began at 7 a.m. and the city said a team of workers will spray salt on ice-coated sidewalks and streets.

READ MORE: Montreal will not launch snow removal operation after Wednesday snowfall

Residents are being asked to respect no-parking signs.

“The city is counting on the cooperation of everyone to facilitate operations,” the city said.

Details about snow-clearing operations can be found on the city’s website.

— With files from Global’s Dan Spector

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