Praise to the plowers
By David Hull
January 14, 2009
I would like to echo Chief Talik's praise to the people who spent
most of the holidays sitting behind a steering wheel. While
the airport guys got well deserved praise for their efforts and
the City Public Works guys absolutely kept things going in town,
the DOT guy s efforts were equally challenging and important.
They kept the State roads open for emergency traffic and everyone
else from one end of the island to the other, even risking their
own safety. We all have seen the picture of the plow that ended
up in an argument with a ditch while plowing South Tongass Highway.
We are especially happy the driver wasn t hurt and very sorry
that the Alaska State Trooper was injured. It was murder that
day all around but the drivers of the plows just kept going.
In conclusion, I just wanted to make sure the DOT guys were added
to the appreciation list that this island community should be
considering. The combined efforts of all the dedicated drivers
who worked long hours to keep Ketchikan a normal as possible
deserve our thanks. If you know one of the drivers stop and
thank them for what they did.
About: David Hull is NTVFD's
Received January 07, 2009 -
Published January 14, 2009
to the Snow Removal Crews By Chief Edward Talik
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