A slippery, snow-covered street in Montreal proved to be quite troublesome for cars, buses, police vehicles, trucks and snowplows on Monday morning.
As Willem Shepherd settled into his office in the Aimia building on Côte du Beaver Hall near Avenue Viger around 10 a.m., he saw a bus sliding slowly down the hill.
He filmed the scene, and posted it on Facebook.
The video showing the commuter chaos racked up millions of views.
The bus sliding down the hill eventually crashes into a group of four cars at the bottom. Moments later, a taxi narrowly avoided hitting the bus, but a pickup truck was not so lucky, and the bus lurched forward under the impact.
That wasn’t the end of the madness.
Not even close.
Another city bus made its way down the hill, but, like most of the other vehicles on this road, it soon lost control.
That bus crashed into the truck, forcing it out of the way, and then hit the first bus still at the bottom of the hill.
A police vehicle trying to come to the rescue followed, sliding into the second city bus.
A snow plow came next, but even that truck couldn’t maintain control on the slippery hill.
“Get out of the car!” someone can be heard shouting in the video as a snow plow careers towards the police vehicle.
(It eventually hit the police car.)
Since Shepperd posted the video Monday morning, millions have watched the video of nearly two minutes in the four hours since he posted it.
Source – Thestar.com