Friday, December 12, 2008

Road Weary

Driving home from work today, I couldn't help but notice just how poor the conditions of the roads are. The snow storm was a number of days ago and many of the side road have yet to be cleared and are now snow packed and icy. On the news the reports vary from how great cities are responding to cleaning the streets after last winters large snow totals to limiting the amount of salt usage because of low supply, limited resources, harm to streets and nature. I think it's due to budget crunches, cut-backs, and poor planning. I don't like driving in hazardous conditions and city officials are making the roads less safe in the process.