Yeah, that was just so many wrongs, it couldn't go right. Split's to small for a safe haven, track's to narrow right there to turn one of those beasties around... and traffic. Did she stall, or just stop to think?
I suppose the flaggers must be imported, or waiting for specific orders (in french?) from 'Control' before they put out any flags? It looks like they started with a waving blue, then standing yellow then waving. Watch the communicator(I think). He's pacing around like a trapped cat. Something smelly in Montreal, methinks.