Originally Posted by The.Knitter
They have to use up our tax dollars somewhere. Hazel (the mayor) won't let them sit on their behinds and get paid for it. Out they come and salt the roads so the melted snow does not freeze overnight. Silly city workers (but I guess they are only following orders from higher places)!!! Actually, I think you live in a condo complex, so it has nothing to do with the city, it's the condo management you have to blame for that stunt. Welcome to Global Warming in the "great white north".
And we have a salt shortage out here so they are now mixing in sand!! Complaints already that sand makes more spring-time mess to cleanup
Isn't that what good ol' BC rain is supposed to do?
We had 3cm, yup, 3cm here in Langley on Tuesday morning and it was chaos--hills were not salted and I saw 4 cars in the ditch on 1 major hill and it took 10 minutes for the bus I was on to get down that hill (a bus that was 40 minutes late on a 30 minute run!!). Actually, unfortunately there was a truck driver killed that morning not far from that hill because of road conditions (wet slusy stuff that turns to ice quickly) and 50 students at a local university had to sleep on mats in the gym because of road conditions. And to think in exactly 2 years time we are hosting the Olympics out here. They can't move people on a daily basis, how on earth are they going to manage then (better ship us some of that extra Mississauga salt me thinks