Friday, March 14, 2008

Still Removing Some Snow

Well, it's now been a week since the last big storm, and you still get to see those snow trucks driving in town loaded with tons of snow. Those guys are well coordinated, first they move the snow off the sidewalks, then, the tractor transfers it into constantly incoming trucks. Once a truck is loaded, there is one behind ready to take over. Also, as I was watching it for a little while, I could see that the coordination between the driver of the truck and the driver of the tractor is well synchronize. The trucks is moving slightly faster than the tractor in order to get the snow evenly spread inside the truck. The city of Montreal spends more than $128 million Canadian dollars each year to remove it. With guys working around the clock 7 days a week, it is estimated that Canada spends $1 billion on snow removal each year. I remember that some cities in Europe sometimes had to pay to bring snow onto their slopes just to make tourist happy, here they have to pay to get rid of it. It's funny how this world is made....

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