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Icy conditions in Montreal as drop in temperature freezes puddles and slush

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WATCH: This week’s winter weather rollercoaster took another turn after a drop in temperature created icy roads and sidewalks. Global's Dan Spector reports – Jan 25, 2019

The fall in temperatures overnight created slippery conditions for commuters Friday morning.

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The slush and puddles that submerged sidewalks, roads and highways beneath a cocktail of ice and water have frozen over.

“It’s all a sheet of ice,” said NDG resident Yannick Renaud. “It’s not really safe to walk.”

The city’s top priority has been to put down salt on all the roads and sidewalks. The city admits the dangerous weather has been hard to handle.

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“The conditions are extreme. We know that even on the main roads, our sidewalks are not in good states,” said Philippe Sabourin, a spokesperson for the City of Montreal, Thursday.

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“We will focus on spreading massive quantities of abrasives on the sidewalks and roads.”

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Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante specified that snow removal will not be suspended in wake of the bad weather.

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“For us, it is also part of making sure the streets and sidewalks are safe,” she said.

Some areas of the city were completely salted as of Monday morning, but snow removal and clearing are still underway in many other neighbourhoods.

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City officials are asking residents to be patient.

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