Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Snow Thought I

This disparity between street clearing and sidewalk clearing is worse than the ratio of street miles cleared to sidewalk miles cleared — 300 to 60 — suggests. The streets get several passes. The sidewalks don't.

Some of the sidewalks in my neighborhood are on the priority list because they are school routes. They got a timely visit by the city's nifty sidewalk clearing machine. One pass took the snow down a bunch, but left tracks that have turned to ice. The sidewalks are now very tricky to walk on.

The clearing will have some effect, eventually, as the ice melts. But another pass and some salting and sanding would really make a difference.

Maybe that'll be in the cards in upcoming days.

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