Video Showing STM Buses Crashing Into Cars Downtown Montreal

Absolute chaos.
Video Showing STM Buses Crashing Into Cars Downtown Montreal

One year ago today, Montreal was having a really rough morning.

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How rough? Let's just say it was absolute chaos! The first real snow of the year had fallen, but the city didn't spread any abrasives on the streets and the buses didn't have their winter tires on. 

The resulting mayhem was viewed by more than 26 milllion people, so we decided to post it once more to celerbate the one year anniversary of the famous disaster:

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It's official — 2021 was the hottest year on record for Montreal, according to Environment Canada. It beat out the previous hottest years, 1998 and 2012, by a mean few hundredths of a degree.

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But those who prefer to use cash shouldn't fret. The STM isn't doing away with cash payments altogether. Automatic ticket machines, the STM's network of 350 ticket retailers, and buses will continue to accept the payment.

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