Montreal says snow removal will take more than a week - Montreal - CBC News
The City of Montreal said snow removal is going to take longer than expected following Thursday's record snowfall.
Michel Frenette, a spokesman for the city, said snow removal will take about nine days to accomplish.
Three thousand people are working to clear the snow.
Despite the added days, he said he estimates the removal will cost about $25 million.
According to Environment Canada, Montreal was covered by a record-breaking 47 centimetres of snow on Thursday.
"It's a historical storm," said Réné Héroux from Environment Canada. "We've never had this much snow in a day. In 1971, there was a lot of snow, but it was over more than a day."