The contractor did nothing wrong according to the ministry of Transport

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The ministry of Transport is categorical: the contractor responsible for maintaining the section of route 175 where a pile-up, Thursday morning, has nothing to apologize for.

The department of Transport ensures that the company, Inter-Cité Construction, who is responsible to maintain the portion where the pile-up, has complied with the requirements of his contract.

The contractor Fernand Gilbert is in charge of the section located between the Step and Quebec.

Motorists remain convinced that the situation could have been avoided.

It is the opinion of Diana Harvey, who had a medical appointment in Quebec city, Thursday.

She has gone through the Laurentides wildlife Reserve before the pile-up does not occur.

“Why that at -11 degrees Celsius the other edge of the stage, the floor is beautiful and -5 degrees Celsius on the side of Saguenay, it is on the good ice”, she asked.

Marco Gagnon has made the journey in the opposite direction.

He left Quebec towards the Saguenay Thursday morning around 9 a.m.

He has made the same observation as Mrs. Harvey. “Up to the Stage, it was almost everywhere on the asphalt, but after it was a real ice rink,” said Mr. Gagnon.

Transport Quebec reminds motorists also have a responsibility: to adapt their driving to winter conditions.