Welcome to 2020!
Yesterday in Montreal it snowed. Normally that would not be worth mentioning given it’s December in Canada. But in our global warming current world Montreal has seen less snow over the years.
Perhaps it’s the reduced amount of snow that affected the snow removal contractor who cleared the wet white stuff from my neighbour’s driveway, causing him (or her) to think it was alright to pack the plowed snow into a wall behind my car.
Fortunately, I could easily extricate my car by going forward. And even if there had been a car in front of me, the snow yesterday was soft enough that a minimal amount of shoveling at the back would have had me out.
However, unless we are very lucky, there will be more snow. Heavier snow that will be ideal for this contractor’s wall building. In our town contractors pay for an annual license that allows them to put the snow they remove on the street for the city to cart away. The cost of this permit is, no doubt, downloaded to customers. If you don’t bother to get a license you can be fined for dumping the snow on public property.
Regardless of licensed or not, it is never acceptable to pack the snow up against someone’s vehicle. Here’s hoping this is not a harbinger of “snow walls” to come.