15 Mar 2017 – The 300 vehicles – and their occupants – were stuck on Highway 13 for close to 14 hours last night. An unhappy Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre wants to know why.
The Quebec city was buried under record 31.6 cm (just over a foot) of snow yesterday, and measured 40 cm (16 inches) in all before it stopped snowing today.
The record-breaking storm left thousands of people without power and forced closure of nearly all schools in the greater Montreal area.
Where were the responders?
Police received a call at 6:08 p.m. that there had been a collision on Highway 13. The collision left a tractor-trailer jackknifed across the southbound lanes, leaving no way for traffic to pass.
Stranded drivers made more than 300 calls to 911 for help, but it took until 3:30 a.m. before any city service was informed of the hundreds of people stuck on the snowbound highway.
Montreal mayor intends to find out how 300 vehicles were stuck on Quebec highway for 14 hours.
What went wrong on Highway 13, where hundreds were stranded overnight
Look at these photos!
Thanks to Martin Siebert for this link