Peterborough has more or less now dug itself out from the first proper winter storm of the season… And now I think everyone who was complaining about the lack of snow is either pleased with the white stuff, or changed their tune pretty quickly when it actually started falling. Many of us spent yesterday labouring to shovel the wet, heavy snow off our driveways, wishing we had snowblowers and plows. I know I was, anyway.
It’s times like these where I wish I had a snowblower
— Ken Elrick II (@DrPatchbeard) December 30, 2015
There were a bunch of plows, both city-owned and privately-owned, out on the roads yesterday, making it so that we can get around. Just from the weight of a shovel full of snow, can you imagine the kind of weight those machines are pushing around, especially on a wet day like yesterday? There weren’t any reports of plow trucks breaking down in Peterborough yesterday (at least not that I heard about), but the same can’t be said for Montreal.
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) December 30, 2015
This truck was working so hard it literally burst into flames. From CBC:
Alberto Mennillo had just finished clearing a neighbour’s driveway shortly before noon on Walkley Avenue between Terrebonne Street and Monkland Avenue when his truck started to smoke.
“My dad called me today to ask if I had booster cables, and he goes, ‘Oh and by the way, my truck exploded,'” said Lucio Mennillo.
Lucio said his father, who runs a plowing and landscaping company, was en route to his second house of the day when he noticed his truck was on fire.
“It burned for about 15 to 20 minutes, then it started to explode,” Lucio said.
His father was unsure of why his truck caught fire.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned from Aqua Teen Hunger Force, just being thrown to the ground is a good enough reason for many things to explode. Just watch an episode to see what I mean.
Anyway, here’s the video of the truck on fire:
Fire crews showed up after about half an hour and put out the blaze. Nobody was hurt.