Good Samaritan helps fellow travellers shimmy up icy Old Montreal street

Good Samaritan helps fellow travellers shimmy up icy Old Montreal street
Good Samaritan helps fellow travellers shimmy up icy Old Montreal street

St-François-Xavier St. in Old Montreal can be a bit of a hassle at the best of times. Here's what happens when you add a little ice.

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Published on: April 16, 2018 | Last Updated: April 16, 2018 12:33 PM EDT

Screen grab from Facebook video posted by Joshua Walsh.

Screen grab from Facebook video posted by Joshua Walsh.

Although Montreal experienced a mostly watered-down version of a promised ice storm, the overnight double-whammy of precipitation and below-freezing temperatures left many streets a slick mess.

St-François-Xavier St. in Old Montreal can be a bit of a hassle at the best of times, but it was slippery enough Monday morning to inspire Joshua Walsh to pause for a 15-second video.

In it, pedestrians trying to make it from St-Antoine St. to St-Jacques St. have to cling to a centuries-old building or wait for the aid of a Good Samaritan who apparently hadn’t changed their winter boots yet.

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