Thanks to cuts made to the snow removal budget, London now finds itself buried in snow:
Swirling snow and slippery streets caused chaos in and around London yesterday as motorists struggled to adjust to the region's first blast of winter.Funding crumbling relics and the JLC is much more important than removing the snow from the sidewalks and roads. City engineer Peter Steblin, speaking during last years 'divide the spoils' competition:
He argued the department has made significant cuts in the last two years and defended the addition of $650,000 to this year's budget for snow removal, noting the city came up $1 million short in snow removal costs last year and $2 million in the red the year before.
As the Santa Claus parade takes place tomorrow night, and because the temperature is predicted to rise early next week, Londoners might get some relief a little earlier. As for the remaining 5 months of winter, we must place our hopes on important events at the JLC planned for out of province dignitaries.
Have you heard about the city's new plan to clear snow off local roads?
Is it possible that the city's 120-piece team of plowers, salters and sanders all decided to take a simultaneous coffee break?And the timing never did get better, 24 hours later, well after 'rush hour' traffic disappeared - the roads were still in terrible shape this morning, despite little snow fall last night.
Friday, November 25, 2005
Posted by Lisa Turner on Friday, November 25, 2005