Ugh, no. I usually try, discreetly, to get the hand sanitizer out and wipe the germs off.
 February 28, 2015 at 1:50am
I looked for his name too and am disappointed that it’s not there. Surprising, considering his vehement adherence to the Constitution.
 February 15, 2015 at 7:44pm
The guys who drive the plows beforehand are the real stars. They can plow one side of street (1 block) in under 20 minutes. Two little plows on the sidewalk and one, but usually two big plows, for the street. By the time the blower shows up, there’s nothing left on the sidewalk.
 February 15, 2015 at 7:40pm
In some Canadian cities, the temperatures get really low. Just last week, it was -6F where I live, without the wind chill. Using snow blankets on our streets, to melt the snow, would be too expensive and, more important, it would ruin the asphalt. The constant thaw and melt would cause crater-sized potholes. So, not an effective option in extremely cold climates.
 February 15, 2015 at 7:34pm
Two things to mention. First, they don’t waste money removing snow on a daily basis. If snow is forecasted for a few days, the city of Montreal will wait until the end of it to remove the snow. However, the plows will clean the streets and sidewalks several times a day during a snowfall. On average, snow is removed within 5 days. Second, the trucks take the snow to designated snow removal dump sites that are closed to the public.
February 15, 2015 at 7:30pm
In Montreal, there are designated snow dumps, closed to the public.
 February 15, 2015 at 7:30pm
You’ve never seen the removal process in action. It’s impressive. The supervisor doesn’t do much, aside from ensuring that there are no obstacles in the way (garbage bins, pedestrians) and handing the dump truck drivers their chits once they’re full. The plow & blower drivers are the guys who do all of the really hard work. And, in Montreal, citizens will complain if the job isn’t done well. Snow removal is serious in this city.
This video doesn’t show the choreographed dance that occurs before the blowers show up. In my area, there are always 2 sidewalk plows that push the snow close to the curb. They zip back and forth, up and down the street. There is at least one big plow that helps them push the snow into the street. Once the snow on the sidewalk has been moved, another 2 plows drive down the street to align the snow close to the curb in preparation for the blower.
This week, there was so much snow on the my side of the street that the snow blower had to go by twice. The first time was before the plows showed up, just to clean the piles of snow in the street and again, after the plows did their thing. As old as I am, I still get a kick watching snow removal. It’s the second best thing quebecers do, after enforcing French language laws.
 February 15, 2015 at 7:12pm
In Montreal, there are dump sites designated only for snow. They’re closed to the public and usually in industrial areas. They’re huge and, depending on the weather, there’s still snow in June.
[-3] February 15, 2015 at 1:06am
No offense but it took you long enough to report this. I submitted the tip yesterday afternoon.
The second best thing about this video is that there’s no swearing.
 February 3, 2015 at 9:51pm
I saw a special on Orcas where a scientist swam with them while they hunted sting rays (NZ Orcas) and she said that she was safe because they’d never been taught to eat humans by the pod. People kayak with them and don’t get attacked. They aren’t like sharks, who attack indiscriminately.
 January 27, 2015 at 12:30am
Does Sharpton have an education? Maybe he’s illiterate. The alternative would be that he really is an idiot.
January 27, 2015 at 12:25am
OMG! My friend’s 30-year old wife had a stroke 2 months after she gave birth. No one could believe something like this could happen.
 January 23, 2015 at 11:52pm
But Biden is going to Saudi Arabia. I guess there’s no question then – the Obama administration is anti-Semetic. Yes to a muslim nation, no to the atrocities the Jews suffered during the holocaust.
 January 20, 2015 at 12:30am
The Dead Kennedys are still together? How old is Jello? Maybe the BlackLivesMatter movement has rejuvenated Police Truck.