Route 172 is closed indefinitely due to severe weather conditions.
Cédric Deschênes and his passengers are at kilometer 75, while the bus and the 14 people on board are at kilometer 65. p>
On our side, everything was fine, he added. All I know is that they [the other bus] might have less gas. But, hoping that we can take off again to pick it up.
The mayor of Sacré-Cœur, Lise Boulianne, deplores the lack of cellular network on the route 172, which made the situation more difficult for some passengers.
Public sector negotiations: the Common Front denounces Quebec's inaction
ELSE ON INFO: Public sector negotiations: the Common Front denounces Quebec's inaction
We know that the bus which was at kilometer 65 had no means of communication.
A quote from Lise Boulianne, mayor of Sacré-Coeur
I would tell you, from kilometer 28 to kilometer, I would tell you, 70-75, there is no cellular coverage that works, said the mayor. So, that’s problematic.
Lise Boulianne believes that we must act quickly to prevent accidents from having serious consequences like that of last July, where three people died . There was an accident last summer, she said. A lady died precisely because there was no cell coverage and it took too long for help to arrive.
With information from Jean-François Coulombe
- Marie-Michèle Bourassa (View profile)Marie-Michèle BourassaFollow