Montreal police urge citizens not to call 9-1-1 for wind-related damage

Nov 1 2019, 9:40 am

As Montreal continues to get thrashed with 100+ km/h winds and power outages, Montreal police are urging citizens not to use 9-1-1 to report damages to their homes.

The Service de police de la Ville de Montreal (SPVM) sent out a notification on their social channels telling the public that the emergency number should be used for “traffic hazards” and problems relating to safety.

According to SPVM’s twitter, 9-1-1 is receiving an influx of calls because of the high winds. Citizens dealing with property damaged are reminded to alert their insurance providers.