By the numbers: A look at Montreal's debilitating storm
With 100s left stranded on Highway 13, 200 buses stuck in snow, it's hard to believe spring is 4 days away
A large swath of Quebec was paralyzed by a late winter blizzard on Tuesday and Wednesday. Here's a look at some memorable numbers.
- What went wrong on Highway 13, where at least 300 people were stranded?
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How many centimetres of snow fell on the city?
In the end, around 40 centimetres of snow fell in Montreal.
How many people were stranded overnight on Highway 13?
Around 300 vehicles, including two STM buses, were trapped overnight on Highway 13 when the road was blocked after a collision with a tractor-trailer. Although the exact number of occupants of those vehicles is unknown, there were far more than 300.
How long were people on Highway 13 stranded?
Some of them were on the road for at least 12 hours. The road closed around 6 p.m. on Tuesday, and first responders didn't help to reopen it until 4:30 a.m. It wasn't until hours later that the highway was totally clear.
How many STM buses were stuck across Montreal?
About 200 STM buses were stuck. On Wednesday morning, the STM was recommending people take the Metro, which for the most part ran smoothly.
How many Montrealers does it take to push a snowbound STM bus?
A group of 20 Montrealers helped push not one, but two STM buses that were stuck in snow at Côte-Vertu Metro station Tuesday night, in the middle of the snowstorm.
How many days will it take to clean up in Montreal?
City officials are estimating it'll take at least six days to clear up the mountains of snow dumped on the city.
How many days until spring?
There are four days before spring arrives. Let's hope the snow disappears quickly.