12/16/2013 09:08 EST | Updated 02/15/2014 05:59 EST

Montrealers dig out after major snowfall

People across southern Quebec are cleaning up after a major weekend snowstorm.

In Montreal, the storm dumped between 25 and 35 centimetres and the clean-up is expected to last the week.

The entire operation is expected to cost the city close to $20,000,000.

Montreal executive committee vice-president Anie Samson said some 3,000 workers are out clearing the city's 10,000 kilometres of streets.

Samson asked Montrealers to respect the no-parking signs and the snow-removal crews.

"Every time we tow a car it takes time ... So, we ask people to be responsible for their car."

She says the city will work with all the boroughs to make the clean-up as efficient as possible.