Cleanup is underway in Montreal after a winter storm blanketed the city with 36 centimeters of snow in less than 24 hours.
While roads and sidewalks continue to be cleared, making getting around easier, parking will remain a challenge.
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First you have to dig your car out and unless luck is on your side, you’re likely to be digging out a new parking spot when you arrive at your destination.
But it isn’t just about the hassle of digging out.
The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) issued a statement Saturday, reminding the population of the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning after heavy snowfalls.
THE MUHC recommends adhering to the following safety tips:
- Remove the snow from your car prior to starting the engine.
- Ensure the exhaust pipe is not blocked.
- Do not leave children alone in an idling car.
- Never leave your car running inside the garage even if the garage door is open.
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Clearing the exhaust pipe is especially important after a large snowfall. An exhaust pipe blocked by snow and idling can produce carbon monoxide poisoning inside the car leading to death.