Potholes in Montreal

To the outside world, Montreal is known for the Canadiens, smoked meat, poutine, bagels and strip clubs — maybe not in that order. But to people who live, work or drive in Montreal, this city of 1.7 million people is known for just one thing: potholes.

As I write this on Monday, February 16, 2015, there is a series of about seven or eight large and deep potholes on the east side of Décarie Blvd. between Van Horne and Plamondon (map). They are comically big and have been there since at least Friday. I didn’t photograph the four hubcaps resting on a light pole off to the side near the Shell gasoline station. Someone must have removed those from the street after passing cars lost them after falling into these craters.

Here are some photos from today.

Pothole craters
Huge potholes on Décarie Blvd. northbound between Van Horne and Plamondon.

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