Friday, December 09, 2016

A Montreal Slide

I did not want to drive over Mount Hotham when we were on our recent road trip, the main reason being I have never driven in snow and I know it can be extremely risky. I have learnt of this extreme risk from You Tube videos. Here is the latest one that has been uploaded, from Montreal in early December this year. A snow plough is what is needed and one was called but as you can see at the end of the 1:52 clip, the snow plough did not help the situation one little bit.

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  1. I watched that clip over and over one night when I couldn't sleep, along with other snow and ice sliding cars video clips. They make me laugh, but I know people can get hurt and their cars trashed that way, so its not funny really, unless you are watching them and not out driving in that slippery stuff.

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    1. Strayer, the clip is quite mesmerising. I have watched it many times. I think most in this clip would be ok, even if the vehicles are not.

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  2. So funny to see! We left Montreal that same morning in a blinding snowstorm!!

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    1. Goodness Jackie. I guess you did not use that street, for which I am very pleased.

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  3. Probably not funny to them, but I laughed a lot. Thank you, I needed a good laugh. And I'm reminded why I'm thankful to live where we don't have the ice and snow hazards.

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    1. River,it can all look so pretty but I wouldn't want to live with it.

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  4. CRIKEY!!!!! I'm sure glad I live in Noosa ......

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    1. Charlie,a bit of snow on the roof but none from the sky, hey.

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  5. I've seen this, totally amused every time.
    Onserious not trust no one was injured.

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    1. Margaret, I think the police copped it the worst but they would have been braced for the hit.

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  6. Never mind the snow plough, where are the gritters? Very funny though!

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    1. Marie, I had to ask in England about the purpose of containers of what looked like shell grit at aged care facility where R's sister worked. I supposed grit is used in North America but I don't remember seeing containers there.

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  7. The way the pile up was captured from numerous angles the situation almost seemed to me like a set up.

    As others commented, ostensibly a humorous event but potentially very serious.

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    1. Victor, I suppose cctv is everywhere now. What I find interesting in such clips is the lack of alarm by pedestrians nearby who stand and watch without thinking that a vehicle could slide their way and take them out.

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    2. Although I didn't mention it, I also wondered about the lack of obvious reaction by the onlookers. I suppose it is a common sight for them.

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  8. How absolutely perfect is the soundtrack here. I guess I have a really romantic idea of what it must be like to live in a country where it snows, in reality it doesn't look like much fun at all ☺

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    1. Grace, no it doesn't. Like Australia, Canada is a big country and to keep the roads clear of snow and ice all the time must be impossible. Much easier in the highly populated European countries.........such as France.

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  9. I have watched this so many times, it's brilliant

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    1. Fen, for me it is the test of a good clip, that is how many times I watch it.

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