Montreal : less car towed this year

News 11 February, 2018
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    Sarah Daoust-Braun

    Sunday, 11 February, 2018 18:49

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    Nearly 13 000 less cars than last year have been towed to Montreal after five operations of loading of the snow.

    Since the beginning of the winter, 33 805 vehicles were towed during load operations of the snow as decreed by the town-centre.

    In comparison, 46 608 tows were recorded last year after the five loads of snow are held during the winter season, a difference of 27 %.

    The data were analyzed as of February 1, by the programmer, Pascal Robichaud, behind the Twitter account DO101Mtl that leverages open data from the City of Montreal.

    A sixth operation of snow removal is currently taking place in the metropolis, and of other are expected by march if new storms are waiting for you.

    In 2016-2017, a load of snow took place during the Holiday season, which partly explains the number of motorists less disciplined. During this period, many Montrealers were on vacation outside of the city, and several visitors made a tour in the city, without necessarily knowing the signaling effect.

    According to open data, Montreal has made this year 6761 tows per load, a little more than 6000 tows advanced on average by the City.

    Last year, 9322 cars were towed on average, compared to 6589 in 2015-2016.

    Côte-des-Neiges in the head

    Since the beginning of the season, the borough of Côte-des-Neige-Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, the most populous of Montreal, and is at the top of the charts with 4567 tows compiled from 1 December to 1 February. The Plateau-Mont-Royal and Ville-Marie round off the top 3 with respectively 4087 and 3657 tows.

    The borough of Anjou, located more in the periphery, has registered the least number of tows, is 434, followed by Lachine with 625.

    The winter is particularly snowy this year, as 185 cm of snow fell on the city in date of the 11th February. On average, Montreal receives 190 cm by winter.