Thursday, February 11, 2010

snow is not pretty after 24 hours

what's wrong with this picture? it was taken around 5PM, thursday feb 11, almost 24 hrs after the snow had stopped falling. the city plows had been through many many times, bu the road is an almost impassable mass of mashed potatoes.

the ubiquitous saw horses (with nary a saw in sight) are a clue. when people finally come out of their cocoons, they clean off their cars by tossing the snow in the street. I guess they feel the plow will get it; or they figure it'll melt. but as you see, that doesn't happen fast enough, not less than an hour before sunfall.

it doesn't have to be this way. if neighbors would just cooperate, istead of staking out their own little docking point, they actually might improve the quality of life for everyone.


  1. Part of the problem is a lack of curb space to put the snow in some areas in the west ward. However your point is valid, it took days for the streets to get clear.

    Incidentally - take a picture of the house around the corner from this view (former store on 300 block of North 8th Street. Currently for sale and a real treat to look at with sheets in windows.

  2. yes, that one is due for a photoshoot. I've had it in the back of my mind for a while now. that whole yard looks crummy.