A public service announcement for people who seem to have forgotten what needs to be done when lots of snow falls:
-Don’t force all employees to leave at once. It puts many more people on the road at once, increasing gridlock and risk of accident, not to mention road rage
-Send out sand trucks and snow plows
-Take care of the sidewalks. Many people don’t rely on vehicles to get around. Others need clear sidewalks for wheelchairs. Whether or not it’s a legal requirement to clear the sidewalks, I don’t know, and really, I don’t care. This is about being a decent human being. If the city can spend money clearing graffiti, they can spend some on making sidewalks accessible.
-Businesses should be kind and allow residents to use their lots when there are parking bans in effect. When people leave their cars on the street, it interferes with snow clean up. Ever wonder how those rock-solid ice chunks end up in the street? Be a good neighbor.
-If the roads are busy and in bad shape, send out a few cops to direct traffic.