Brav­ing the snow­storm

The Covington News - - OPINION -

A great many of us grew up hear­ing that the mail must al­ways go through: “Nei­ther snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night. ...”

We sup­pose that say­ing was true in the days of horses and car­riages, but on Tues­day, the mail did not come through. The Post Of­fice was closed due to the weather.

That “nei­ther rain’’ vow was never the of­fi­cial pledge of the U.S. Post Of­fice, but it was in­scribed on a post of­fice build­ing in New York and be­came of­fi­cial as far as the pub­lic was con­cerned.

We are proud to say that the “nei­ther snow, nor rain …” pledge can be ap­plied to our news­pa­per car­ri­ers. Though a lit­tle late, our Wed­nes­day news­pa­pers were de­liv­ered. And mem­bers of our news staff used our web­site to keep our read­ers posted about clos­ings and other need-to-know in­for­ma­tion. We thank them for their ef­forts.

Many of our roads were in­deed treach­er­ous; some were cov­ered with solid sheets of ice from Tues­day evening into Wed­nes­day. By about 10, how­ever, most of the main streets were clear. That was in some part due to the hard work of our po­lice, fire depart­ment and pub­lic works per­son­nel.

We thank our po­lice and fire de­part­ments and any­one else who braved the weather to be of ser­vice to our com­mu­nity.

To our knowl­edge, there were no se­ri­ous in­ci­dents. We are more than grate­ful for that.

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