Online commenters weigh in Re: Snow happens, deal with it, letter, Jan. 10 Citizen
subscriber101: It’s not simply a matter of not enough equipment but good planning is severely lacking. Where were the city’s plows at 5 am Saturday morning when we received 23 cm of snow overnight? They did absolutely nothing until 8 a.m. and that is simply unacceptable. I know this because I had to take a family member to the airport for a 7 a.m. flight and not a single road was touched. PG_Resident: Agreed. The City should just back off from promises and service level agreements. They are just setting themselves up for failure.
ndale27: Nothing like a little cheap, ignorant sarcasm to settle matters. However, back in the real world, I have a hunch that the vast majority of those who complained about the lousy snow removal after the storm on Dec. 28 have no less experience with snow driving and the variations in the effectiveness of snow removal than Pearce does.
The volume and intensity of criticism was unusual because, plain and simple, the city screwed up.