Urgences-santé is currently receiving three times the normal volume of calls because of inclement weather in the Montréal and Laval areas. Urgences-santé had been in a state of readiness for the previous two days and mobilized quickly as soon as the anticipated increase in calls began to materialize. Urgences-santé is asking the public not to go outside if it’s not essential and to call 9-1-1 only in a critical emergency.
Urgences-santé is asking the public to help emergency responders by following these guidelines:
Don’t go outside unless you have to and be very careful if you do
Make sure your home is accessible, spread abrasive on your walk and outdoor stairs, and do the same for any neighbours who are frail or elderly
Cede the right of way to ambulances
For any non-emergency situation, call the Info-Santé health line (8-1-1)