So by now I’m sure everyone in the Montreal area knows: there was a major water main break and a good chunk of the McGill campus and downtown core flooded. I didn’t know this though when I started my walk home, and decided to walk up McTavish to Dr. Penfield to see how the work was coming along.
See, I did it last week, and work seemed to be progressing fine:
So I started to walk up McTavish, and noticed there was some water on the street. I didn’t think too much about it, and kept walking. Then I noticed that the water was edging up onto the sidewalk. I started to walk a bit quicker:
And then it got a bit nuts. I ended up having to climb over a small ledge to avoid soaking my feet, go into a building and out the other side, to avoid the deluge of water:
Pretty crazy. Apart from having to take a detour, it worked it ok. It seems people going South instead of North weren’t so lucky. I guess there are perks to having to climb a hill to go home!