Thursday, August 20, 2009
Peel Still Closed Five Weeks After Accident
Peel St. between de Maisonneuve Blvd. and Sherbrooke St. remains closed nearly five weeks after Lea Guilbeault was killed by falling concrete, and it's caused slowdowns for businesses on the typically busy downtown artery.
The City of Montreal has left inspections up to the Residence Marriott Inn, the building from which an 800-pound slab of concrete plummeted 18 floors through the atrium of the Mikasa sushi restaurant on July 16.
Merchants say business has stalled since the accident, because the two-way road has been closed to traffic.
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