Cars slowly sliding and colliding on a Montreal hill


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Can’t. Stop. Watching. This.

What the hell is wrong with me?


It’s that time of year. Ice is an unforgiving bastard.


This is a city that knows Winter and how to drive in it. The municipality generally does a rather good job of keeping the streets safe during the season, but every once and awhile we get caught with our pants down, and that morning on Beaver Hall was one of them.


I live a few hours away, and they were predicting only 3-5 cm (1-2"). We actually got 12cm. (about 5").

Generally, cities that get this kind of snow (like Montréal) are good at dealing with it, but like you said, this storm caught us all a bit off-guard.


I laughed (and laughed). I’m terrible. But the whole “here comes the plow, they’re saved!” feeling that was transformed into something else really put me over the edge.


The shovelbrake has proven ineffective.


That was amusing :slight_smile:

One question: Rather than just following their fellow motorists down the slidey hill of death, why didn’t the police car just park at the top and stop other traffic?


In my experience, Montrealers are generally pretty good winter drivers.


That WAS the police car parking at the top of the hill…then the middle…Oh, crap!


Gardez comment ça glisse!


The snow plow spreads salt the whole way down. If it had spun around it may have been able to save itself.


Seeing all the cars with locked brakes reminds me just how difficult it is to NOT instinctively keep pressing the brake pedal down harder.


Icy conditions on an inclined road. There are few things in life that make you feel so helpless. Had this happen to me years ago when I’d had my driver’s license for only 3 or 4 months. I’ve been smart and lucky enough to avoid it since.


Somehow relevant:




That one double-raise where they hit the bus into the intersection was a very nice shot.


Anybody have Yakkety Sax slow and in a minor key?


This looks like a job for the Canadia Curling team!


That’s a million pounds Canadian of municipal property damage right there.