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Montreal Is Flooded And The Streets Are Total Chaos (Photos & Videos)

Put away the snowshoes, today calls for a canoe.
Montreal Is Flooded And The Streets Are Total Chaos (Photos & Videos)

Well, I hate to say I told you so, but just as I predicted, Montreal is in the throes of some pretty insane weather.

Sidewalks started icing over last night so that by this morning the entire city was treacherous. Then... cue the increase in temperature.

READ ALSO: Watch These Cars Struggle Up A Hill In Montreal Because Of All The Snow (Video)

TL;DR Montreal has gone through nearly three seasons in the span of one day. Snow turned to ice, which then melted, turning the city into the Venice of the North. Check out the chaos below.

Things started getting really slippery last night. I can attest because I took this first video below while I was on the Plateau.

trying to get to the bar last night like #montrealpic.twitter.com/Xuifuk8mJS

January 24, 2019

The freeze continued overnight so that the roads were super slippery very early this morning.

Carshad next to no traction... and then the temperature started to rise.

Really bad weather in the Montreal area. Be very careful when you go out, water accumulation everywhere and very icy residential streets. @Global_Montrealpic.twitter.com/yy0WCzdVDA

January 24, 2019

Before long the city was in the midst of an actual melt.

I'm surprised there aren't flood alerts out yet, cause this is insane.

My brother-in-law Alain Beaulieu’s take from Mansfield & Ste-Catherine in Montreal - snow day turned “flood day” pic.twitter.com/FV1bpgsohS

January 24, 2019

Downtown is essentially flooded. Both cars and pedestrians are practically swimming.

How much water can we have on the island before we sink into the Saint Lawrence?

Just gotta love Montreal ! pic.twitter.com/iepK5k31GW

January 24, 2019

Montreal today... pic.twitter.com/WacHGrk7Jp

January 24, 2019

Jokes aside though, can you imagine having mobility problems in the city?

Like, forget it. You're staying home.

Schools are closed today in due to bad weather in Montreal but on the bright side, our Syn Bio Centre is full of kids brought in by moms and dads with no other alternative 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦. What great way to introduce the next generation to #STEM. pic.twitter.com/Maxv309qKH

January 24, 2019

Schools are closed across the island, and many businesses and daycares are as well.

Probably the safest choice... the fewer people we have slipping and sliding the better.

This is the worst of winter - rain on top of ice. The sidewalks are treacherous this morning. Take loads of extra time in Montreal. What a mess pic.twitter.com/k2OjvceJ6j

January 24, 2019

This is what many Montreal roads look like right now. Not just slippery, terrifyingly slippery. In addition to the bad roads, your windshield will most likely get splashed by oncoming traffic. So be ready to adjust the speed of your wipers within a moment's notice. #CJAD800pic.twitter.com/6VQYbGDRza

January 24, 2019

Not to mention I'm worried about people straight up drowning at this point!

#FloodGirl2.0 is bound to happen at this point.

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Not to mention how terrified I am for tomorrow...

All this slushy wetness is bound to freeze up again when the temperature goes back down below zero tonight.

My brother-in-law Alain Beaulieu’s take from Mansfield & Ste-Catherine in Montreal - snow day turned “flood day” pic.twitter.com/FV1bpgsohS

January 24, 2019

Recipe result: icy pools. #montrealpic.twitter.com/sDLL305LSq

January 24, 2019

So while the slush and huge puddles are inconvenient, it's the inevitable ice that I'm most worried about.

If we thought the roads were bad this morning... oh boy.

@nencyna35embedded via  

You know when they say “when Hell freezes over” and it’s supposed to be a good thing. NO! It’s still hell. It has all the bad parts just frozen, and guess what that’s Montréal

January 24, 2019

This guy knows...

It does sometimes feel like someone is playing a cruel joke on all of us.

I have a feeling that Montreal decided to dump so much snow last night just so it could melt it today pic.twitter.com/DIK9SUqaR7

January 24, 2019

This is what it feels like to be living in Montreal 😪 pic.twitter.com/3o6n0LewLK

January 24, 2019

If summer wasn't so friggen glorious here, none of us would stay.

But also, there is something about this kind of insane weather that really brings us together as Montrealers.

MONTREAL also known as Venice of the North pic.twitter.com/uwrlZSOZQ1

January 24, 2019

Global warming in Montreal b like pic.twitter.com/YdTilrGtqY

January 24, 2019

It's like an 8 month inside joke between all of us and Mother Nature.

Although, some people obviously don't find the joke very funny.

Nothing I hate more than winters in Montreal.

January 24, 2019

Montreal is just one giant puddle today

January 24, 2019

But as long as we all look out for each other and help each other out when things get dangerous like this, we'll be fine.

Take this shining example of a Canadian:

Made a path for @canadapostagram but man the ice is hard as..... ice 😂 hoping the warm weather and rain will melt some of it, the salt isn't helping all the much. #montreal#canada#quebec#bareminimumhttps://t.co/rRzn9v9cYQpic.twitter.com/2FigYTcO0G

January 24, 2019

She knows how to look out!

That's what we should all be doing when things get crazy like this. Consider the little old lady that lives next door and don't think twice about going to check on her to make sure she's got enough milk and eggs in the fridge to last until the sidewalks are a little less treacherous.

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