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City of Airdrie should plow the worst areas first


  |  Posted: Thursday, Dec 05, 2013 10:58 am

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Dear Editor,

Your newspaper recently asked if Airdrie residents were satisfied with snow plowing. Normally, I think the City does a pretty good job. With the recent blizzard that hit, my opinion has changed.

My family has been snowed in for almost four days so far. We cant get a car out of the driveway and on to the road in Fairways because the snow is too deep. That means no work for my wife for that period of time.

The school bus didnt come for the first two days, and got stuck on the third day. So no school for three days so far. With temperatures around -30C with the wind chill, its too far to walk. I had to sleep at work to ensure I could get there, after a co-worker picked me up on a main road.

Heres what steams me. My friend who lives on the south side of town in a brand new community had his street plowed. However, his street was still passable. Does it not make sense to plow the roads that are impassable first and then move on? Calls to the City prompted responses like be patient, well eventually get there.

Id sure like Fairways residents to respond with You know my property tax? Be patient. Itll get there eventually. Its not all that bad in most areas. Really. This is not the first snow storm that Airdrie has had.

Hasnt the city learned from experience? Blizzard + Airdrie = fail. Common sense here people. Plow the worst areas first. Pushing four days without plowing an area that is shut-in is simply unacceptable.

Bob Pinter,



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