Some residents in Montreal’s Pierrefonds-Roxboro borough are getting angry over ice that has built up into trenches on the road.
“We are not happy. I am not happy,” said Hyacinth Robinson, who works at a daycare on Robert Street.
“Most of the parents were getting stuck. Most of them needed help with the children — getting them across the street.”
Borough officials told Global News they have had to get creative to deal with yo-yo temperatures causing slush and deep-frozen ice just hours later.
Pierrefonds-Roxboro Mayor Jim Beis says they rented a water truck to suck up slush and drain the roads. The borough has also deployed extra trucks to grate the ice.
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“We have seven graters on the road today that are breaking the ice in residential areas,” Beis said.
Some residents, like Nick Vavas, told Global News the icy terrain had damaged his car, and that they plan on claiming compensation from the borough.
“I feel like if they took care of these problems, this wouldn’t happen,” he said.